Is it normal to outgrow the church you attended all your life?

It’s been about nineteen years, since I’ve been alive upon the face of the earth. First, I have to give God the honor and the glory! I thank Christ for dying on the cross for my sins, and for him being so understanding and loving. There are many things that God will always impart in you, and offer you that the church may not offer. God is always bigger than our problems, but there’s something that has been heavy on my heart for a few years now. Forgive me if I hurt feelings, but the truth must be spoken.

Our parents placed us in the church as kids, we attended every sunday and made sure we stayed for second service, also. I know some of you have that pet peeve, where you dislike when the pastor is just babbling and not saying something very interesting. One of my pet peeves, were when I’d hear the same old message for seven sundays straight. I didn’t hate it, but I thought I could be learning something new. I’m a firm believer in Christ, but I like to listen to a pastor that knows what he’s talking about.

Some churches have servants that takes, titles to their heads but I’m not with that at all. Personally, I have adjusted to how bishop T.D Jakes has been preaching. I love how his style of preaching has such a positive effect on me. It’s the fact that when he preaches, he uses the bible stories and gets his point across using it. That is something interesting to me, also for the fact that I can relate to what it is that I’m going through. It’s one thing to go to church and get a word, and not learn anything, but it’s also another thing to go to church and learn something that you can apply to your life.

 

 

 

A church that has to ask for 50 offerings in one sunday is ridiculously crazy. I only say this because there are two main offerings that belongs to God. There’s TITHES (that’s what we owe, 10%) and there’s the regular offering(determines how much you want to give). When a pastor preaches about something you already know, and keeps asking for 10 million offerings — That’s what drives the disciples away.

When you get older, it’s also okay to outgrow your home church because maybe you’re looking for something that suites you more. Now, I’m not saying that you should turn on your church home and forget where you came from. It’s important to always remember where you came from. You wouldn’t have been that person you were today w/o the help of your church home. Sometimes your church home can also turn on you and do things differently. I’ve seen churches that were out of order and I leave that in god’s hands, because I’m no one to judge that!! The purpose of having a church is for the pastor to build relationships with the disciples, and to lead the flock. You can’t lead the flock and not know what’s going on with them, or why you’re losing members.

 

When you find another church that best suites your praise and worship for God, it’s better that you do that — rather than sitting in the same old place, not feeling sincere about your worship. I will forever believe in God, but right now I’m seeking another church that has what I’ve been looking for. Things change and God won’t get mad at you for trying to find a more suitable way to worship and serve him. You want a church that works as a team with not just the fellowshiping, but the congregation feels strongly positive about where they are.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AUTHOR KENYONA PARLOR 10*25*2012

 

 

 

 

 

Wish the author a ‘happy birthday’ and let her know it’s cool to live another year!!!

The spell of the ‘Happy birthday’ Song.

Okay so my birthday is approximately in 3 days and I’m excited. I’ll be 19 years of age, but I hate one specific thing about each year. The ‘happy birthday’ song. I feel that it’s depressing and sometimes, it gets on my nerves and makes me want to cry. To me it reminds me of all the nursery rhymes that had a creepy meaning to it. The way the melody of the song happens to be played out, it freaks me out. I agreed to not having a cake this year for my birthday dinner, only because the song freaks me out and I feel like no one understands the madness of the song. Am I a creep for this?

The Movie: ORCHID FEVER !!

From the Orchid Fever article written by Susan Orleans, I have learned a few things about John Laroche. He is a tall, guy, skinny as a stick, pale eyed, slouch shouldered, and sharply handsome, in spite of the fact that he’s missing all his front teeth. Laroche has the posture of al dente spaghetti and the nervous intensity of someone who plays a lot of video games. He is a thirty-four year old, and works for the Seminole tribe of Florida, setting up a plant nursery on the reservation near Miami. The nicknames that were giving to Laroche are crazy white man and troublemaker. He does the weirdest things such as collecting plants of many different kinds for breeding purposes.

John Laroche was arrested for removing endangered wild orchids from its environment for self-purposes. He was always passionate about things he took interest in. He never really dressed properly for special occasions or events, he always remained as himself in a comfortable state of existence. He spoke in a raspy, dragging voice. The language he constantly worked was English but with a touch of profanity in almost everything he told to someone. He claimed in the article that sometimes he felt that he was the smartest person that he ever knew. Laroche grew up in Miami, Florida. He became immersed in late- Ice age fossils. Soon after he dropped the fossil interest and became possessed to lapidary. Who do you know that likes collecting old mirrors?

John Laroche became well know in the industry of planting and his knowledge was obtained from himself. He was self-taught and he felt the need to be hands on with things, especially education wise. He probably felt that no one could really teach him as he learned on his own. He had to feel that in order to have a right answer he had to experiment and test life out himself.

Susan Ocean said that John Laroche was the most moral amoral person she’d ever known. She had given a lot of facts and things to back up her reasoning for him appearing to be that way to her. She said, “Just when you’ve figured out that he’s a crook, he reveals an ulterior and principled but lucrative reason for his crookedness. He loves doing things the hard way, if it means that he gets to do what he wants and leaves you wondering how away with it. He is the most moral amoral person I’ve ever known.”

She meant that whatever Laroche did in his free time or when he worked, whatever the case may be. He didn’t always choose to be smart about how he went about doing things; he just acted out of free will. That’s the bad part about being free-spirited, you will tend to do whatever it is that you want when you want and think you can get away with everything. Consequences come with everything that you do whether good or bad because no matter what you may think, nothing comes free in this world. The thoughts you think, the actions you take, and the words that you give birth too. Laroche called himself a weird kid because he did things that one else would do, he couldn’t even picture himself being in a classroom with other students. I can imagine that because he seemed as if he wouldn’t abide by any rules by law so why would he do it classroom wise? I think he was the way he was because of this thing we like to call “freedom”. I find a lot wrong with him for doing things illegally but at the same time he went out of his way to find something that made him happy.