You will burn in hell for reading Fifty Shades of Grey

Hope
February 23, 2016

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I had to hit the blog for this crap. Yes, I have read Fifty Shades of Grey…all three…in less than 2 weeks. Yes, I am a Christian. Did I burn and die afterwards..No. I have I read other erotica YES!! I am huge fan of vampire books, demons all sorts of crazy stuff and I am always judged on what I read. My husband laughs and calls it smut…my mom listen to the stories I tell her about what I read. My friends and I discuss all sorts of books. Judging me on reading Fifty shades of Gray is like judging a person on what you’ve heard about them from bias people…Ooops, Christians do that as well. So, you guys make us look bad all the way around. No wonder the churches are packed on Sunday morning (sarcasm). So, you can tell me all the things wrong in my life and how you are perfect and you can judge a person on a book you have never read. But then you are mad when people judge Christians by the crazy man at the bus stop preaching, Tammy Faye or the child molesting Popes.

STOP IT!!! If you don’t want to read it, don’t. But don’t call me “less than a  lady” because I like it. Most have not read it and are reaching for a reason to judge everyone who has. Standing on moral ground?? Well, let me get this straight..as long as I only read G rated books…wear G rated clothes and have G rated sex (LAME/Non-Existent ) then you won’t judge me. But, if pastor has sex with  the congregation, steals money or cheats on his wife as long as he asks forgiveness your arms are welcoming. SHUT UP!!! You guys are full of it.

I am so sick of Christians giving reasons to non-believers that HERE is another reason you’re not good enough to be in the kingdom. Why, YOU are not worthy. You make me sick.

Let me tell you something non-believer if you read Fifty Shades then you have your own interpretation of what Christian and Anastasia look like and everything else in the book. Don’t let these people deter you from God, because you can do with the bible, just like you did with Fifty shades. Read the book and decide for yourself how you interpret certain passages as the spirit leads and let God deal with you on that. Not these jerks looking for yet another group of people to shun from Christianity. I did not think this post would lead me to tears… #cabbagepatchtothat

Let that bridge burn…in fact I’ll bring the marshmallows.

 

 

burn bridgesI have seen so many memes and quotes on social media. People actually take each one as their truth. However, this one truly spoke to me. I am almost 40 years old and some people I thought would never be gone from my life. Some things I never thought I would do. One thing I have to teach myself is when to be done. When to be happy with the decision I have made or someone has made for me. I am too old to waste another minute rebuilding something that was burned to the ground by a simple flicker or misplaced thought. Once a bridge is burned the gap is hard to fill. It takes man hours and equipment and most of all, time. A lot of time. Even  if you rebuild it, the foundation will be quite shaky and you will more that likely still choose an alternate route to take because frankly, it ain’t worth the risk.

In business we are told not to be safe.To take on new challenges. These challenges however are for our benefit and personal growth. They help us get over fears and frustrations that will take us to the next level. They allow us to experience things that fear would never allows us. When someone burns a bridge with you in the words of Usher…Let It Burn.

 

Integrity

I have had a hard time this last month with a business issue. Tossing and turning all night, stomach cramps and all kinds of things tormenting me. However, after all those things and discussion with a friend I realized I did the best I could do with the knowledge that I had. Integrity, is a very important thing. Doing the right thing when you want to do the wrong thing is very important. It helps me sleep at night it helps me to know that God will still say…Well Done.

 

The Testimony nobody wants to hear

My mini-testimony

When people give their testimony I love to hear where they have come from. The funny thing is that nobody asks mine……NOBODY!! People who know me already know my testimonial. They know me better than I know myself. People look at the outside and feel like, she has no struggles, she has always had it easy. Part of this is true, I have been very blessed in my life. However, the truth is I never went to church with my family. I knew nothing of Jesus, Easter or the bible. Of course we had that big bible on the coffee table that most households have but I never opened it. It was just a book to me. I never opened it.

In my youth I was naturally a “goody 2 shoes”. I did things by the book just because it was the right thing to do….(ok, I did a little dirt). But I was the one to tell my friends I was taking them home when they wanted to stay out past their curfew. My mom always said I was an old soul. My friends’ parents however saw me as some sort of bad influence because they dragged their kids to church and mine didn’t. However,they were doing more crap than I was, they just had no idea or needed someone to blame beside themselves for their kids’ behavior. I dealt with it because I knew the truth and really had no desire or reason to go to church. If it is going to make me grouchy like my friends every Sunday morning you can have it.

As a family we did the Christmas celebrations and Easter baskets but I never knew the reasons behind them. I just knew that people would say “I’m blessed” or “I’m going to pray for you”…uumm Ok? Nobody told me anything about the meaning behind it. They almost made it seem as if their prayer was a bad thing. Almost a necessary evil for my “wicked ways” *shrug*. Knock yourself out if it makes you feel better about yourself which most of the time that is what it was about anyway. I know better than you so I will save you with my prayer rather than talk to you face to face. Yes, that makes perfect sense to someone who knows nothing of Christ…(insert sarcasm here).

I really had it pretty easy. No major events, besides my parents’ divorce and their personal drama. My family was healthy and all was good in my little world but I still felt empty and a little lost. I was still searching for some sort of closure or reason why I was so content and why others had so much turmoil. The song Who am I by Casting Crowns is a perfect song for how I felt I was like the person in the Forever Jones song He Wants it All. So, while people were praying for me and walking off, they left me with nothing to work with, no direction.

Then, I met Janice White. She was my best friend in Cosmetology school and was also 17 years my senior.  We would sit and eat our Snack well cereal bars during our breaks in Cosmetology school. Not only did she introduce me to the bad habit of coffee drinking at 17 🙂 but she also introduced me to Jesus. Something that all the people who claimed they prayed for me never did. All that talk and they never thought to ask….”do you know Jesus?”..”do you understand what prayer is?” Janice would give me her old Sunday school lessons and I would look through them and I then I bought my first Women’s Study bible. I remember riding home listening to the first gospel tape I ever bought by CeCe Winans as she sang “I surrender all” and I did. I still cannot hear that song without tears. After many church visits and even being members nobody ever asked my testimony. They see the husband, the kids and house and never ask how, why. or when.

As I got older my father explained to me that I had the hardest testimony of all. I was living in the blessing and did not realize it. WOW! The problem is that most people who live in the blessing, before discovering the blessor, never realize it and take it for granted.  They feel it is all about them.  However, I knew in my spirit that something was missing and I wanted it.  I have met 4 people in my life that have truly made me say wow I want what they have. I wanted that spirit of being free and knowing I am not alone.

That is the way I want to show people Jesus, not by my ability to quote a verse or use “Christianese” to the point that I have to look up what you are talking about. I want to feel Jesus when I see you.  If you are blessed to have  truly met a person that makes you say God is Real without mentioning his name….then my friend you are blessed.

 

If you’re a Christian why do you sound like every other Christian?? Don’t be a Christian cliche.

bible

Jeremiah 1:4-5
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the natioIsaiah 64:8

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

These 2 verses are saying that each of us is made personally by God. As a crafter I know when I make something that it will never be exactly like a previous creation no matter how hard I try. However, when I see many Christians, they put so many rules and regulations on what you can and cannot do. What you can and cannot say. The same verses..the same songs..the same emphasis on what is right or wrong (as long as it does not personally affect them) which in my opinion is very cowardly.

However, God made us each individual. He knew we had certain talents, mannerisms and personal styles that were unique to us. So many Christians cancel all that out and become these biblical robots. The excuse being “I can longer be of the world” but you are wasting all that God has given you because you have pushed some of the parts God wants you to use to spread His word back. If you have tattoos you could meet a non-believer who is more comfortable speaking to you because of your commonality. If you have a talent for singing or writing and it may have some words that people believe are not of God. However, the way you say it in your Spoken Word or your song has touched someone and made them rethink some things about their life, why bind that up.
By suppressing these things and not using those talents you are, as many would say, “no earthly good”

Use what God has given you personally. Don’t be a follower of other Christians be a follower of Christ. Read the word, study the word. God will reveal things to you. There is room in the kingdom of God for your talents. He gave them to you so don’t expect others to understand. That is when you take that leap of faith. Start that book club, dance team or cooking group. Trust me, those robots will keep moving along but you will be showing people that you are an original and not part of the “Christian Clique” Don’t waste that talent trying to fit in..stand out!!
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John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”