communities that require you to live inauthentically (~)
@riayngrey So true. I think it would eat me alive. In the meantime, I'm going to pursue more ways to serve the marginalized that hopefully won't get him fired? lol
Y'all, my husband is still a worship pastor, tho we would prefer to be part of a more inclusive community. Financially & as far as work load goes, he has it pretty good, so he doesn't really want to leave. but I hate it. I would prefer to live a more authentic life, but that could get him fired. How do I cope with having to be careful what I say? Can s/1 help me understand how it's okay to keep "supporting" this institution? I'm an Enneagram 1 & really struggle with feeling I'm being fake.
@joeld LOL We binged watched that hard. beautiful, smart show. I love the underlying/clear message that we're not that different from the "opposite" side.
I'm gonna vent. Gossip is so ugly.
A friend from our last ministry was talking about me to a group of ladies and it got back to me. Why are grown women so shitty? I am very careful not to gossip about others. That shit hurts. Every time. The worst is when they say, "Did you hear about so-and-so? OMG we need to pray for her." 🙄🙄🙄
Today is Children's Day in China. I love the idea of celebrating children and what they offer the world. I recently started teaching with VIPKID, which is so fun, but also I believe we are doing something crucial in building relationships with people from a different culture. Our students are affluent and likely to be leaders in their country someday. Perhaps loving them now will make a difference then. 💜 https://www.advantour.com/china/holidays/children-day.htm
@Megra3 Yaaas! 😁
@Megra3 ugh, feel better soon! I'm good. just started teaching VIPKID, which is fun. :)
@Megra3 10 pm? 😴 hahaha I'm such a grandma. How are you btw?
@Magicalmilly 8s take on the traits of 2s when they're healthy/in a good headspace. if you're an 8, you likely have some traits of 7 and 9 (your wings).
@rayjay I recently got Funny in Farsi: a memoir of growing up Iranian in America from the library and it was a good, light read. I love learning about other cultures.
"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has - or ever will have - something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression." - Fred Rogers
I've been thinking about joining over here for a little bit now.... But honestly everything that happened with RHE really cemented that I need to do something.
Even if it's just starting to reach out.
We were never made to follow God alone, community has always been a part of it. RHE showed a lot of us that we weren't alone in our interpretations, no matter what our communities might say. And I feel it's only right to expand that community now to honor her.
So, I joined here.
"Imagine if every church became a place where everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable. Imagine if every church became a place where we told one another the truth. We might just create sanctuary." -- #RHE
Family. Health. Community. Service. Nature. Gratitude.
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