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Crunchy Christian mamas '13

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Joy to the world it is 2013. Praying for a blessed year praying.gif

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Well I don't know if anyone wants to talk? But I thought that I would throw this out there...

 

This week my son's take home paper asked this question..Did Jesus believe the OT was true?bigeyes.gif (Answer in Genesis)

 

What do I do with the paper? burn it?

 

John16n33- Are you still around? How are you? You have been on my mind.

 

Lilyka- It is almost Jan 6. Praying you doing OK.

 

ANYONE reads this. Please come join me....

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Hi, I haven't been active on this thread before, but I am both crunchy and Christian.

 

Instead of throwing the paper away, maybe look with him at evidence that Jesus did believe the OT...He read from and quoted Isaiah, quoted Amos, talked about Jonah and Deuteronomy....and those are just a few that I remember off the top of my head.  The more I read the Bible, the more I find connections between the Old Testament and the New.  The NT authors knew their OT very, very well.

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Vaske- Welcome!!!! SO happy to meet youjoy.gif

 

I know that Jesus believed the OT!!! I believe that the whole of the OT speaks of HIM. (John 5: 37-40) I believe that He not only believed the OT He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. The OT is Jesus consealed the NT is Jesus revealed!!! SO Yes I know what you are saying. All the writter of the NT were Jewish and know the torah and scriputers very well. THAT is all they had.

 

 AIG does not speak like this about Jesus. They treat Him like is was JUST a rabbi and not God's Son the Messiah.

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AIG, for all my issues with them does truly believe that Christ was the Son of God.  But they use Him to push what they are selling ( literal translation of the creation story).  They irritate me.  I used to pre-read the magazine when it came to the house (it did have some cool stuff in it so I did not ban it outright and we received it as a gift.  it must go straight to their house now.)I still check out my kids room for tracts and crap.  It irritates me that their dads family targets them with stuff to get them to say the sinners prayer and AIG stuff.  it is usually only at holidays.  But it seems like I can always find something.  Oh well, I guess I know what they are getting fed and it is easier to know where to focus my efforts if I know where other people are focusing theirs.

 

As for me, I am well.  Just had a three day weekend -woohoo.  after working 18 straight days - boo.  Next week I am scheduled for 55 hours...17 of them on Saturday.  barf.  plus I start school.  it is going to be crazy.  But I am so excited about school.  And my new job.  I picked up my schedule today and my boss wrote the sweetest note on it.  Nothing spectacular just that he is really excited to have me working there.  That is all a girl is looking for in a minimum wage part time job.  A little appreciation.  LOL  next week is crazy because I gave my two weeks notice 3 1/2 weeks ago.  Told them I would stick around to help transition the new person.  Been 3 1/2 weeks and they are still taking applications it is a management position so it is a little harder to fill than a part time or even full time position.  But for the love of pete!  They have not even started interviews.  So tomorrow I am giving my full timer a big hug and telling her "you can do it".  of course she can't.  There are not enough people to cover shifts and she is going to panic.  Not to mention she is starting school too.  So....pray for Maggie.  I am out of there.  Hallelujah.

 

Nazsmum - are you on facebook?  If so I would love it if i could friend you.  I don't get over here much any more (the boards have sort of died down to the point where this is the only reason I come here)

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Sounds like your crazy busy. School, work, and the kids. So keep it up you will make it.

 

About AIG. My mother was SHOCK at the Sunday School papers. It is so so sad. I have written Ken Ham myself. They are all about making that ark. Millions of $$ that could go to the gospel. No lilyka they are not about the Father's work. They are just not.

 

Not on facebook. I know about MDC. I'm not wanting to come here anymore either.greensad.gif

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I'm going to give this one more bump.gif Anyone wants to talk? 2whistle.gif

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I know no one is around but it is my thread and I can post if I want to.mecry.gifSo happy weekend to anyone and everyone

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In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.

 

Mr. Rogers

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Love the Mr. Rogers quote! To me, he's an example of a Christian who really lived his faith. I can't find anyone who had anything bad to say about him.

I was invited to join this thread, so here's a brief intro: I'm a WOHM of a 15-month-old, and my spouse is a WAHP. We live in the NYC metro area (though we did spend a year in Pittsburgh, Mr. Rogers's hometown...)

We identify as Roman Catholic, and try to bring our daughter to church as often as possible. She's also enrolled in a church-based music program called Making Music Praying Twice (http://www.makingmusicprayingtwice.com/), which she loves! Does anyone here have something similar in her own church?

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glassesgirlnj- So happy to see youjoy.gif I have been hanging here myself for so long 2whistle.gif 

 

I'm a SAH mom of 2 boys and 1 girl. We live in NJ. I'm a Messianic Jew BUT just simple believer. We are celebating Purm this weekend and MY B-DAY!!!biggrinbounce.gif

 

I have to go eat lunch...talk later

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Thanks for inviting me, Nazsmum! What part of NJ do you live in? We are in Essex County.

I've been to a Purim party once and it was a BLAST! Also, we used to live in Brooklyn, near several Chasidic communities, and it was so adorable to watch the little girls running around in their Queen Esther dresses.

ETA: Oh, and happy birthday!!! Doh, I forgot...

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Well, I live in Union County. I live where the old drive in movie theater was. I came here to see a few movies when I was little.

 

Purim is very fun. I let my kids get dressed up and we have a big party.

 

Thanks for the b-day wish. I love LOVE LOVE b-days!!!! Next year I am going to a BIG BIG party. So everyone can come. So looking forward to that.

 

I think that it is cool that you go to a music class. Music has a great spiritualy to it. David's harp is so cool.....He hear the Lord playing the harp and you see the prophets using them to hear the Lord.

The church that we are going is doing a sturdy of the prophets. I don't get to go because it is at night....my husband comes home ssssoooo late so nights.

 

Hope you have a great weekend

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I didn't even realize that there was a spirituality forum on MDC! 

 

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm 31 and have been married for ten years. My DH isn't a practicing Christian however I think my faith is contagious! I attend a Baptist church although I have no idea what it means to be a Baptist instead of just general Christian. I have three kids. My oldest DD is 9 and my DS is going to be 6 in a few days. My youngest DD turned 2 last month. We live in our RV as we have been trying to get an accepted offer on our first home purchase for the last 6 months bigeyes.gif. We have really exciting news, today we finally got an accepted offer and we are in the beginning stages of a short sale. God has timing that has nothing to do with what I understand. This house is so much nicer than I thought we would ever be able to get. Please pray that all goes well and the bank comes back with a counter offer that we can live with.

 

We homeschool the kids and it has been such a challenge to do so without a house.

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tekkinggirl-joy.gif so happy you are here!!!!

 

We are going to a Baptist church right now. I don't like the church for many reasons. This church is more about "getting together" and less about Jesus/God. If you look at the top of this thread you will see some of the story.

 

I will pray about you getting the house. I will pray everthing goes smooth.

 

I'm homeshool also.

 

OH!!! I think most moms don't know the MDC is more then SOCIAL GROUPS and DUE DATE CLUBSsoapbox.gif...and so many moms are just gone greensad.gif

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Hi everyone!

Do any of you feel like you don't have much in common with other moms in your church?

I love my church bc they are all about community work, but as a liberal (this was really acute during the election) Christian who thinks we should be embracing everyone, I feel like I don't fit in. I love and respect that we all think differently but it's tiring to hear judgment of those like me when they assume I think the same way they do.

Sorry I'm not being very eloquent, I hate typing on my phone.

Glad to be here. :-)
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Hi everyone!

Do any of you feel like you don't have much in common with other moms in your church?

I love my church bc they are all about community work, but as a liberal (this was really acute during the election) Christian who thinks we should be embracing everyone, I feel like I don't fit in. I love and respect that we all think differently but it's tiring to hear judgment of those like me when they assume I think the same way they do.

Sorry I'm not being very eloquent, I hate typing on my phone.

Glad to be here. :-)

joy.gifhappy to see you!!!! I DO NOT FIT IN AT CHURCH. I don't go to the women's group because I feel so out of place. It is so sad for me.

 

nak

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I guess it's not too bad, but as I get to know more people at church I realize just how different I am.  I just don't see critical thinking/questioning things and faith to be mutually exclusive kwim?

 

Anyway, I am getting pretty involved in my church with the children's ministry and the leader is amazing.  She has such a heart for children, I even babysat her 2 yr old for a few wks and she is so positive and loving.

 

Unfortunately, there have been a couple of issues with the small groups I have joined, the first was that the leaders were incredibly mean and judgemental toward a mutual friend and then turned it on me when they found out I was good friends with that person.  The second I mentioned in the church and spanking thread where the leaders are promoting a book that takes pro spanking to a whole new level.  It's really disheartening because I stayed out of church for so  many years after being really  hurt and when I go back I see some pretty intense hatefulness and very little introspection.

 

I am praying that I don't let my experiences with people get in the way of my passion for God. I also see that, with the exceptions I mentioned above and probably some other individuals I haven't met yet, the actual church is always striving for love and looking at oneself instead of others.  So the message is in the right place, but we are all human and we manage to muck it up right?

 

It's just amazing though how Christians in general have taken such a wrong turn, it's like we give God a bad name a lot of the time and it's unfortunate.

 

 

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I am praying that I don't let my experiences with people get in the way of my passion for God. .

 

 

I feel the same way. How are getting involved?

 

I SO want to teach again. I think that I am going to do a lesson on passover.  We will see what happens....

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tanyam926, I know what you mean! Some people can't wrap their heads around "Christian" and "liberal" being used in the same sentence. I've volunteered in the past with the Catholic Workers, who are even farther left than that (http://www.catholicworker.org/ if you're interested in learning more).

It's fun to watch people's faces when they see their stereotypes crashing around them... ;) It does sound like you have a good rapport with the childrens' ministry leader, though!

 

We also don't fit in with most of the families at our church, mainly because we're in such a different socieconomic class than them - we live in the blue-collar / pink-collar "slums" ;) of a very 1% township. (Nazsmum, we are right on the border of Essex County, Morris County, and Union County, if that gives you an idea...)

On the other hand, that means our parish is very well-funded and can afford to do things like give us a scholarship for my daughter's music program, have a Nativity display with live animals, etc. So A is benefiting in some ways because we live around here!

 

Along similar lines, we just found that we really like the drop-in playspace at our local YWCA! It's more diverse, in many ways, than A's music class, for example. The Y offers yoga and healthy cooking classes, too... I'm going to see if we qualify for a moderate-income discount on membership.

 

And A had another great checkup yesterday - she's now 90th percentile on height, 70th on weight, and hitting all milestones. Thank God for her ongoing development and good health...

 

Nazsmum, good luck with your teaching! Is this a lesson you're presenting at your church?

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