Tuesday, April 1, 2008

He Doesn't WHAT?

My church began a new series a bit ago, and with it they launched a website. There are billboards around town declaring the name of the site, and the responses of some people to the site have been pretty harsh. It seems Christians are pretty pissed about the name of the site. Personally, I like the site's concept. I like that it pisses off stuffy people, too. Go there. Leave your thoughts if you'd like. You don't have to tell me what you think of it.

We were once very wrapped up in our church, leadership, completely involved on several levels. Moving to Tulsa, we decided to take a break from being hyper and vigilant and insane. We found a large, very laid back church and have simply been attending. Well, that's not 100% true. We joined a weekly home group to get to know people and connect. I'm big on connecting. I don't like feeling alone. Okay, big on networking. Geez. But we're taking the laid back approach to organized religion right now, focusing on our marriage, our kids and our own walks with God. It's where we are.

Can I just tell you how nice it is not to feel obligated to do something I hate or just don't want to do? Like teach Sunday School, or lead a study, or just show up every Sunday. It's been the most freeing thing to miss church. For our children's sake, we try not to do that often, but we occasionally sleep in or just head out randomly and drive. It feels good.

It feels good to focus on my Hunny, on my kids, on school, on blogging and friendships and volunteering at the elementary school and food and weather and LIFE! Without having to be tense or paranoid or just weird about it all. I like it. It is GOOD. I like you. Whether or not you're good - well, only you know that. And I know that the title of that site is right. He really doesn't care. And that's good, too.

Until I write again ...

Flea

10 comments:

dlyn said...

Wow- I love that site and will be checking it out more thoroughly when I get the chance. We have backed off our insane over-involvement in church life ourselves and are re-assessing what is both best for us and the best use of us as far as God is concerned. Can't say I miss the miss the rush or the drama. ;)

Kellan said...

I know this feeling - this feeling of freedom. It is okay to find your own pace - your own place in the church! I am glad you are taking this time.

Nice to see you today = thanks for coming by. Take care and I'll see you soon - Kellan

The Sports Mama said...

I am so in agreement with you on this. :)

Also, I like the changes your daughter made at her site. :) (you know what I'm talking about, right?)

Melissa said...

It's an interesting concept, I can see why people who don't read what it means would be upset but then isn't the the idea, upset the person so they read into what you are trying to present to the people?

I miss Church but I guess not enough to go back. I do pray and we do teach Hope bible stories.

Lori said...

I think everyone has to find a good balance for their families. We homegroup every week and serve every week, but we are also part of a start-up church so the workers are few. My joy comes from serving with the other people there and I really miss it when I don't. But, I do know that burn-out is possible and not good for anyone!

Tammy said...

The title threw me off at first, but then when I clicked the description I totally got it. It's wonderful!

Poltzie said...

Yep, it's all good!

Karen Deborah said...

hummnnn come by and read "born again hippie". you'll get it. Jesus hung out with street people, not the religous. but to truly KNOW and love Him, that is what He does care about, because Jesus loves us. we really don't get it most of the time.

mumple said...

I didn't spend too much time at the site, but I plan to. (I plan to read more here, too)

I liked it. Straight, honest, and not wishy-washy.

Colleen said...

very interesting concept...that Jesus doesn't care what you've done, but as long as you are doing your best to have a sincere relationship with Him. A different way of reminding us that Jesus forgives all when we ask.