And I’m going to say what’s on my mind.
Regularly. I attempted forthrightness as a kid but gave it up when everybody got too quiet. After that I only pulled it out for special occasions.
___________“Beat your battu, damnit!” my teacher said to the class of 14 year olds. We performed the jump combination and he noted the my echappes. “That’s the way to do it,” he said. “I didn’t ask God to ‘damnit,’” I replied. Silence. The battu of my echappe that day was exceptional.
___________If you’re offended already, I apologize. I do hope you realize how my 14 year-old words challenged reverence for God, rather than the opposite. In ALL my expression, that is my full and complete intent - to bring Glory to God. If I occasionally use blunt words it’s because I think it’s necessary for that message because quite frankly … My generation is fed up with veneer … as am I. We’re fed up pretending money hungry behavior is going to fill our souls. We’re tired of being sexualized and confused. We’re angry. We want the childhood we know God meant for us to have. We want the parents and the families God intended us to grow with. We’re tired of church people masking dysfunction. The best churches understand they are hospitals for the hurting & I am so thankful for the many that understand this! I’ve worked through some of my angst. There’s a lot more to go. The little bit I’ve learned I want to share if it can help anyone. It’s going to be interesting and it’s going to be fun! Most importantly …
It’s going to be Real.
I hope you’ll join me.