GOD and this Hippie Mama
I feel like this needs to be addressed because I have this fear that my readers (all 2 of you...hahaha) are thinking you've been duped.
If you follow my KCHM facebook page, you've definitely noticed an unexpected twist.
I went from purely posting "crunchy" and "natural" parenting tips to posting more about God.
To hosting a Bible Study/Devotional Challenge for my readers who are mamas.
And a large fear of mine was, I am ashamed to admit, was "Oh my gosh, I am going to lose so many readers because I am being so open with my faith and my beliefs. People didn't subscribe to my page to be hassled with my religious talk. I even considered how many "crunchy" mamas aren't Christians at all. That many are pagan or other religions. In fact, many of my friends are non-Christians. I didn't want to offend them. I still don't!!
But then something happened on my private page that really got me thinking.
I got into a debate about a controversial issue. A FB friend of mine actually ended up unfriending me and debating me on something...and later he apologized and resent a friend request. He told me that he was so sorry...that he didn't realize that I was a Christian. A Christian with a different take on this particular issue, but still a sister in Christ.
And he probably didn't realize it...and I may just let him know...but that innocent little comment of his, that he hadn't realized that I was a Christian shook me to my core.
I have NEVER been ashamed of my faith or my beliefs.
However, I also don't agree with forcing my beliefs down anyone's throat.
But I took that last "policy" so far that even other Christians couldn't recognize me as a child of God.
And that stunned me.
That has never been my intention. But, looking back, I can see why people may be confused. I've been so busy trying to be politically-correct that I've lost sight of what's truly important.
|My baptism last November. I was baptized with my husband,|
my daughter and my eldest son.
One of the reasons that I am "crunchy" is because I think that God has given us so many more natural ways of doing things, ways that are less destructive to our bodies and our health, that He has got us covered in so many more ways than we realize. He is literally everywhere. From the sunshine that can dry and disinfect clothing to the plants that can heal our bodies.
I am proud of my faith and that I am a child of God. I will never hide my beliefs from anyone. And I will gladly answer any questions that someone has for me. And I pray every day that I will be able to show the world God's eternal love. That it will radiate out of me for others to see. That they feel His love, too. Because God IS love.
So if you see me posting weird religious stuff and that makes you uncomfortable, I am sorry. I promise that I am not trying to force anything down your throat. But I am not going to hide anything. I want my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ to know that I am here if they ever need a friend or someone to talk to. But I am also here for non-Christians. Not to judge you or to convert you. ::winky face:: But to love you. To be your friend. And I hope you're cool with that, too.