“Children are a blessing.” Are we being punished?
I didn’t want to be left out. All the cool girls were hearing from Jesus – on the regular – and I wanted to be cool and popular, too. So I told people I was hearing from God.
But I wasn’t.
This summer has been…hard. And every time I sat down to write, bitterness poured out of my fingertips.
Let me say that again: no church is perfect. But there are churches that are biblical.
What I cannot do is boil down free will or predestination/election to a simple, child-friendly explanation that doesn’t pit God against family members.
But rejection, even rejection because you are speaking the Truth of the Word, stings.
Christianity has become a competition in suburban America, especially among women. It is no longer about real, bloody, nailed-to-a-tree-while-naked-and-ripped-to-shreds grace.