Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I think I know what she said

She invited me to join a gigantic prayer group online. I checked the site and found not a word of mention of Jesus Christ. It's a feel-good new agey thing (which I used to love), but it's not bible based. So I told her and did a bit of the email witnessing and invited her to church and she wrote me back the nicest comment. She loves me, yeah, yeah, and basically, ifns I water it down and take out the main idea, she told me to stick it where the sun don't shine - and she said it so kindly. I think she gave me a pat on the head too. Ah well. I'll give it another try another time. She takes verses out of context a lot or uses a verse and leaves out the part she doesn't want to say. Makes me kinda blue.

It occurred to me tonight that the phrase "Jesus hung out with sinners" might be putrid. As in, pretty much full of lameness. It makes it sound so smooth and cool, but the thing is, Jesus wasn't a sinner. I am one. That's a difference. That's the difference. A huge difference. Jesus was perfect. I'm pretty much not. Methinks the "Jesus hung out with sinners" line that's so easily bandied about might be a completely bogus charge worthy of review. It came to me when I was listening to my audio from church of a couple weeks ago. I listened to a section, a sentence, about 30 times in order to make out what Pastor was saying. He referred to this phrase and said it was a cop-out. Whuh? So that's why I gotta review it.

Truck's in the shop. We had to get her towed from our site to the repair place. How sad! Husband read about an improved method for replacing with fuel filter - and afterwards the truck wouldn't start. He was mad! He said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Why did I do it differently from the way I've always done it when the way I've always done it worked just fine?" Well, there's no good answer for that so I told him you gotta be careful about over-reading on the Ford truck forums. I said it's like the time I read about applying mayonnaise on hair as a conditioning and beautifying treatment so I tried it. Son said, "Mamma, why is there mayonnaise on your head?" I mumbled something about how pretty my hair was gonna be, went and washed my hair and dang, I had stringy hair and leftover mayo in my hair for two days. That stuff's hard to wash out. So, you gotta be careful about what you read online. At times, too much information isn't a good thing.

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