In our Sunday school class, we were talking about the reason that many people stay out of church. It was discussed that some people stay out of church because they want to clean up their life first before they decide to follow Christ. However, you can't clean up your life on your own. Another reason I think people stay out of church is because they feel judged by church members. Whether perceived judgement or real, they feel as though the people in the church are "holier than thou." The reality is that the church is not a country club for saints, but a hospital for sinners. Even if the people at church appear to have it all together, whether again by perception or by carefully crafted masks, they are not perfect people.
I am 40 years old and the mother of three children: two girls, ages fourteen and sixteen; and one autistic/bipolar boy, age twelve. I remarried seven years ago. Scott was the first boy I ever dated in high school, but we went our separate ways. Sixteen years later, God brought us together again through Facebook. I majored in Bible at Tennessee Temple University, with a concentration in Women's Ministries. Someday I would like to complete my degree. I used to work as a newborn photographer in a local hospital, but I had to quit and be a stay-at-home mom for my special needs' son. So, I am finding creative ways to spend my time. I am an avid crafter and dabble in all kinds of medium. I especially love to crochet and paint. I recently taught myself how to sew. I also write books and am a hobbyist photographer.
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