This has been a weird blogging week. Last night I sat down to write something, and I realized that, since we were dodging big storms in Texas, my internet was down. So, instead of writing to you, I went to bed at 9:30. Maybe God was trying to tell me something. I slept amazingly well until our dogs started barking for some unknown reason around 6:00am. That was only 30 minutes earlier than I have to get up, but it is such a bummer when you ALMOST make it to your alarm, but not quite. I swear, some of my most tired days are when Emerald wakes up ten minutes before my alarm goes off. Why is that? I’m really not sure, but I think it might be some form of sleep hypochondria.
Thanks so much to those of you who checked out our very first podcast! We had a lot of fun putting that together for you, and we’re looking forward to making more. If you haven’t listened in yet, just do it!
In the coming weeks, I would love to do a podcast made up of your questions! Do you have a burning question you’d like somewhat unqualified people to answer? Do you have questions about the blog or our lives? About church? Parenthood? Marriage? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here letting me know what your question is!
Finally, today’s rant is brought to you by vague Facebook statuses. Why? Just why? Why do we get mad at our husbands and post weird, rambling statuses about them? Why do we tell somebody off in the most passive-aggressive way, making everyone read what is intended for one person (someone we blocked who will never see the status)? Why do we try to pull all of the world, former school teachers, pastors, teenagers, acquaintances, into our very awkward drama? And, how can we claim to be Christians, people who are living by the light of the gospel, who have been forgiven so much, when we can’t even let some little offense pass by without posting a vague, leading, gossip-feeding status update about it?
If you are having trouble with someone and you are a Christian, you have two options: go to the person and talk to them face to face, prayerfully and with every intention of reconciling, or say nothing and forgive. The vague Facebook status has no place in Christian life.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22
Ok, end rant. And, if you have posted a vague Facebook status today, I forgive you. See what I did there? I’ll forgive you seventy-seven times, even. But, seriously, Christianity is better than that passive-aggressive nonsense. You are better than that. Or, maybe I should say, Christ in you is better than that.