Monday, January 5, 2009

An Apparent Sacrilege

Here's my stance on my writing. I want to share my heart for God, my love for my family, the reality of life, and a side of my personality that I don't often get to express. I offended someone, known because of an anonymous comment left, the other day with my story about Jace's gas, they weren't disturbed by Jace's issues but rather by using Jesus and farted in the same sentence. I am sorry. Not that I wrote it because, I still believe my Lord passed gas, but sorry that my heart for my fully-man-fully-God savior was not clear. My heart is to be real, to acknowledge the stuff others might not want to but still need dealing with - I am trying to have a heart like God.

I hope those of you who personally know Christ see the humor and recognize the truth of the subject - he was a man, he lived as us, he was just sinless! Those of you who don't know much about Christ and think I am just being funny, please know that while I am trying to make you laugh, God came to earth as a man to connect with you. Not to inundate you with rules but to relate to you in reality. He lived, loved, got hurt, was falsely blamed, became frustrated, enjoyed spending time with others and, yes, he pooped! In Mathew 15:17 Jesus says, " Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out the body?" I don't think he was referring to vomiting.

I realize this is not the typical approach to sharing about Jesus, my prayer is that through my rants and stories that you see the presence of God in my life. I even hope that you will see how God loves this crazy, yelling, at times unappreciative, messy, talks-to-much mother and realize he loves you too. Find out who He is for yourself and don't rely on me or the other extreme, an uptight Christian, discover him for yourself . One thing I've learned over the years is that Christ always meets me in the poop of life. He will meet you too.


Rebecca said...

I don't think I would have ever read that verse and actually put it all together, but I guess it's true. Can I just say, I'm so glad I have girls? Boys scare me, just a little.

I was going to put that book in my list of goals, but couldn't remember the name. Thanks for passing it along. :)

Halfmoon Girl said...

I have read a few of your posts right now, and you have made me laugh. I could so relate to the one where you were sick and out gathering your child and dog- always happens to me that way too!
I have 3 boys, and body humour is huge to them.

Tonya said...

Even in your apology, you can make me laugh. :-) By the way, Halfmoon Girl is one of my peeps. :-) (Not actually IRL, but in this blog world. She's from Canada, BC, I have family up there. She homeschools, so do I. It's like we're twins!)

Anonymous said...

Great post. Thanks for visiting me.

Sarah said...

Visiting from SITS...great post

Tonya said...

I love the new look on your blog! That picture of your family is awesome!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

bwahahahaha! I'm laughing my non-tootin booty off right now after having read your original post AND all your comments.

Girl, you are hilarious! And yes, I do believe our Father has a sense of humor, too. (After all, someone has to be laughing at the chaos known as my life sometimes!!! *wink*)

Again, it is MY blessing to have had you comment on my blog -- I am already loving you and your wit!

And, Honey, when people tell me that my hands are surely full (and I 'only' have 4 - I consistently respond: yup, full of love.

Because that's what it is.

well, that and a whole lot of chaos and some dogs and maybe some loud yelling at times...

but we get through it.
with our own sense of humors, as well!

Jenn said...

Just wanted to add that I "got it" the first time. You are a superb writer. I love your posts.