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Friday, April 27, 2007

New Blog... New Faith

I am so exited to finally write down some of the things God is doing in my life! I've been over at homeschool blogger for the last year, but since God is shaking up my life a bit lately, I thought it was time for a change. Plus, I never did talk a whole lot about homeschooling. Politics? yes. God? yes. Random pointless thoughts? Oh yeah...
So, I'm just going to jump right in. I've got enough material here for 10 blogs, but I'll pace myself. My hubby just brought in a movie via Netflix, and I'm looking forward to some cuddling on the couch time.
It all started a couple of months ago. We were unhappy with our church, especially the kids program (they were teaching fire and brimstone stuff, and talking about the kids in service being demon possessed. So not a good place for my kiddos. So me, being the psycho legalistic Momma that I am yanked them out (that was the smart part) deemed all children's church evil (this is the legalistic part) and joined an odd start up church (that's the psycho part).
Scare me a little bit and I go running away to my safe legalistic zone where the ladies only wear dresses, the kids are only homeschooled, and the worship never leaves boring.
So.... the problem with the "ultra perfect church" was that I'm not ultra perfect. I look too cute in a good pair of jeans to give them up and I like to jump around during worship. Two big no no's. Also, while I'm totally in to biblical ideals of womanhood, I freaked out a bit when the "ultra perfect church" spent 4, yes FOUR hours discussing whether or not women could talk in church. They finally agreed that we could speak through our husbands. I thought it was so dang funny that I kept telling my husband "naughty" things to tell the pastor for me.
"Bad Wife"!
The final straw? The big debate over a family with a scandal. They had been divorced, then remarried and they were concerned over allowing them to teach because of "past sins" Yeah, let's just forget what Jesus died for!
OK, No more cults for Conservachick...PROMISE.
During this entire "church" process, I was attending a Bible study by Beth More titled Believing God. Oh it is SO good. Well anyway, there is a part where it says to verbally speak out about our strong holds. I thought, great.... I'll give it a try. My only stronghold is Chocolate, Doritos, white cake with pink frosting and sprinkles... oh, you get the idea. So I went into it full force. I daily claimed freedom from my strongholds, expecting to shed those last 10 pounds.
BIG SUPRISE, my mega stronghold was not doughnuts, even the hot ones that slide down your throat in one blissful gulp... NO, it was LEGALISM!
Can you guess the changes that have been going on since God started breaking down that monster.
Well enough for now. My hubby has watched the previews and he's threatening to push play, plus, I think he's got my Ben and Jerry's in his clutches, and I must defend what is rightfully mine!
I'll get into the "changes" in my next post. Until then... be careful what you pray for!!!!! God Bless.

5 comments:

call*me*kate said...

Whoa! I read this blog and realized I didn't breath until I got to the end. I can see why you switched blog sites! Looking forward to hearing more about what God is doing in your amazing life. Hope the movie was good, or at least as good as the Ben and Jerry's!

Kate

Gayle said...

Love hearing the no holds barred ConservaChick story!!! I like this blog even better!

Gayle

reallyniceday said...

Hey! So glad you stopped by chic! I'll change my link to ya on the sidebar.

How's your grace walk going since that last post at HSB?

Rachelle said...

I'm really enjoying hearing about your journey. I've been here, and still am in a lot of ways. Looking forward to hearing more...

Emily said...

whoa. That was a lot to digest at once. You really DID keep it all bottled up.

I liked reading it though. you're funny yet sincere. I have you in my bloglines, so whenever you rant...I mean post....I'll catch the new one.

Emily