Thursday, September 22, 2011

TBH inspired by my friend Sharla K

one of my friends has started posting a blog on Tuesdays called "truthful tuesdays". I really appreciate reading it because I love her honesty and openess. She allows herself to be vulnerable and in our Society, vulnerablilty is  considered a weakness. I, however consider it a strength.
In the past few years my favourite soap box chant is be honest and share with each other. I believe that in the bible when it says confess your sins to one another it wasn't for us to go into a dark cubicle in the back of the church and whisper our darkest secrets to a designated person.

I believe that we are to confess our sins to one another for several reasons.
 for accountbility.
  for support.
 so we can pray for each other
 so others can see that we struggle too, that they are NOT alone. THERE IS NOT ONE PERSON who doesn't struggle with issues. We can share and say I have been there and here is what I have done or hey I am there now and lets support each other in this.

Romans 7:15 says

I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.

 So even Paul one of the apostles of CHRIST struggled. Man if he struggled and he was walking with JESUS , then why shouldn't we or why wouldn't we struggle?

I love knowing that I am not the only one who struggles with my spiritual walk, my parenting, my marriage, my weight, gossip and MANY other things. I know you are all shocked that i struggle with these things . You are sitting there with open jaw saying SHE HAS A WEIGHT ISSUE? And once you are over your shock you might go out and gossip about just kidding, but once you are over the shock that I do indeed struggle, you will also be glad to know that I do.

Many people look into our home and think as a pastors family we have it all together. As a pastors wife I pray daily and read my bible and never swear or do anything I shouldn't. 
They think because we are foster parents that we are perfect,  patient, parents. but let me tell you this, Having that  many kids tends to test my patience .
People also think as a pastors family my children are perfect or should be perfect. I TEND to think my children should be PERFECT! (Hence the problem I have as a parent . See Above)

So every Thursday I am going to write a blog to dispell these MYTHS. I want to open the door into my home, that way you don't have to strain to peek into my windows . LOL I want to be honest and vulnerable with you. That being said there are some things because of our "Position" I can't tell you. BUT I will try to be as honest in the most healthy and respectful way I can.

My hope is that this blog will help us all to realize that we need each other. That we don't have to be perfect, that we are all striving to be the best  we can be. That there is a GOD who loves us just as we are and He is there for us as we grow .
As for the name TBH it is texting lingo meaning TO BE HONEST.  sometimes we dont'understand these abbreviations. See below for great illustration of this.

1 comment:

  1. What do you mean you are not perfect?! You have forever shattered my image of you! Well, I am glad that you are going to get on the reality blogging train!!! It was getting lonely on there!

    That text thing at the end made me laugh out loud (lol, not l.o.l.!)