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  1. Morning All! Bless your heart if you have been reading my blogs. (Though I noticed few of you leave comments, come on now. Drop a line. Lol)
    I love coming to this site. I can be myself here. I feel comfortable talking about my faith, obviously, which I don't have with everyone in my personal life. Especially in my family. I am different from my family.
    Oh boy.... getting on this subject I don't know what's going to come out. Fasten those seatbelts everyone.
    My family...oh my, bless them, they are so judgemental.
    My aunt especially...goodness that day she was calling people at my church mutants... I don't know how I did not lose it. Mutants?! (Oh, here it comes everyone the volcano is about to erupt) Mutants! Just because someone is different! Just because someone has physical impairments! Some people are in a wheelchair from illness. Some people can't speak. Some can't hear in one ear and so they talk funny. That doesn't make them mutants! It certainly doesn't make them "inbred". Oh yes, she said that too. People, no matter how different, no matter what mental or physical illness or handicap they have still have a heart, a mind, and a soul. They're still human beings. They may look different sound different talk diefferent, some may not be able to talk at all. But they are human. They have hearts and minds and souls. And God loves them. He knit them together just the same as he knit those together who do not have disabilities. Did I mention that my aunt is disabled herself?! Yeah...
    Alright.... so you're getting the idea. Judgement runs rampant in my family.
    Oh goodness. I need to calm down. Deep breaths.
    Okay it's been a few minutes. Ill add one more thing before moving on. We may wonder why some have these horrible debilitating diseases. You think about it when we see someone like that, someone stuck in a chair unable to speak, we are provided with a valuable opportunity. We can choose to judge them or we can choose to see with a heart of love and compassion.
    (Did you like that, I'm a little temopted to pat myself on the back. But I'm going to shake that arrogance right off)
    I'm writing intermittently so I apologize for the choppiness.
    So getting back to my being different... my mom and I are currently not getting along. We've never been close. She doesn't accept me. I've never been good enough. Never been the daughter she wanted. She wanted a daughter who would love makeup and clothes and shoes, be really girly. (Im pretty girly now, I love jewelry, but still don't wear makeup. I don't need it right ;) lol) when I was a kid I loved watching the Discovery Channel. I had to watch anything on dinosaurs. I liked Shark Week too. I also refused to wear makeup and did not particularly enjoy Shoe shopping. I also rather enjoy being barefoot. In fact I sometimes drive that way. I call it gypsy driving. Im also messy while mom is a neat freak. In fact most of the family are neat-freaks. And love make-up and are very material... and here I am, gypsy Christina. Different. Don't drink coffee. Gasp! My whole family- caffeine addicts. I should see if I find that soap for them. Ha! My aunt and cousin who take two baths a day would really get a kick out of it! Anyhoo. ..
    I am also the only Christian in a Catholic family.
    I am very different.(from the rest of my family anyway) And growing up different made me feel...isolated....rejected, set aside. But you know what? God didn't set me aside. He set me apart! ( hopefully this doesn't sound boastful) I am a loving, compassionate person. Im affectionate with my children. ( if you have read "my story" you already know I never received any) I pray still that God continue to empty my heart of me and fill it with Him. I am different. I am set apart. Im glad to be me. After all everyone else is taken.
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  1. Darkhorse
    Your aunt and the "mutants" sounds like my mom on one of her bad days when she said "Aren't there any NORMAL people in this town?".

    But of course, it's normal to be defective. We all are, it's just more obvious for some.
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  2. faroukfarouk
    Hi; good to see your blog. God bless your meditation in His Word. Psalm 45 is a great Psalm.
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  3. Beautyinsteadofashes
    I read most of this post over. I got a little harsh in there. I admit, I was heated. Im a lot more compassionate now than I used to be but, as bad as it sounds, its harder for me to see with eyes of love when it comes to my family. That sounds bad...I know. There's just a lot of hurt and rejection there. Some of the most painful things that have been said to me have come from family. None of us are close, which is really sad. Deep down, I know things won't change until I can forgive. I know I need to let go of the resentment. It does nothing but weigh me down and stunt my spiritual maturity.
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    1. SpiritofaDove
      It takes time. Trust me though, you can do it. It won't be that warm fuzzy oh, I love you so much. But it will be, I love them anyway and it's going to take a lot of prayer and turning it to God. I don't even speak to some of my family it's that bad. God bless you.
  4. Greg Merrill
    I really like this post. I am not going to point out about 3 spelling errors, but I found this one interesting "They're still human bewings." Ha, Ha. I admire how that you are the only Christian in a Catholic family. I also like the statement "not set aside, but set apart" that is good.
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    2. Greg Merrill
      Paul, I could point them out to you in a PM. I don't want to be editing this ones spelling or anyone else's to the point of being critical. You could cut and paste and then use spell checker yourself, but what is the point. We understand what was being said, and said well. We see "diefferent", and we know what it is supposed to be, or is that how it is pronounced in Australia, mate. Ha, ha.
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    3. bettercallpaul
      Hey grig come on now be koind to ozzies. luv thy nayba!
    4. Greg Merrill
      The people (accents) I have to put up with (love).
  5. Monna
    "I love coming to this site. I can be myself here."
    "Judgement runs rampant in my family."
    "I am very different."

    Please read your blog out loud to yourself...

    Perhaps I am one of those who you wish did not comment? But I'm just like you. o_O
    1. Beautyinsteadofashes
      How are you just like me?
      I realize that I was judging my family in talking about them, maybe even being hypocritical
    2. Monna
      I am also hypocritical. I constantly remind myself that when I point my finger at someone I have three pointing back at me!
  6. Aleksandros
    How you treat Christians is how you treat Christ; that's sobering and worth being mindful of. We are members of His body. A certain King, on a certain Day, before whose face "Heaven and Earth fled away", will require an account of it.

    "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’"
    Matthew 25:40
  7. SpiritofaDove
    Turn it all to God and love them anyway. Your family sounds a lot like mine. It took me a long time to learn to accept and love them as God wanted me to do. I'll say some prayers for you. It's very hard to do God's will, love them anyway, when all they do is anger you. God bless.
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