Rainy day Sunday

Today found our pesky little friend hanging off our chandelier. He made me a nervous wreak up there. I just had visions of someone turning on the fan and either taking his little head off or just sending him airborne. I'm already on Santa's naughty list. The little dude over heard me say if JingleBells didn't stop his little antics I was going to kick his magical little butt back to the North Pole. Bubby got a call from Santa yesterday and ratted me out!...more

Why I want a church home

After I posted on Facebook about my experiences with a local church congregation, I had several people contact me.  Some to encourage me and apologize for the church in general and others to say, “Why do you put yourself through this? Why not just worship God in your own way? Why put up with organized religion at all?” I thought about it a while and this is my response to both groups of people. ...more

Why I want a church home.

After I posted on Facebook about my experiences with a local church congregation, I had several people contact me.  Some to encourage me and apologize for the church in general and others to say, “Why do you put yourself through this? Why not just worship God in your own way? Why put up with organized religion at all?” I thought about it a while and this is my response to both groups of people. ...more

Babies and Church

A post about taking babies to church and what we're really learning when we do.http://www.iamamormonmom.blogspot.com/2012/09/babies-in-church.html...more

The Bell Tower

The bell shouts out praise, announcing a time of worship.       Continued at Welcome To My World....more

Can We 'Get Real' About Sex in Church?

A few weeks ago my close friend Tina called after a difficult week at church. Her pastor was preaching a series about marriage, and he was all about "getting real."From her perspective, "getting real" meant that he was about to talk about sex....more
 @LetThemEatGreat Totally agree with what you're saying here. I had some pretty tumultuous years ...more

How My Children Make Me Pay Attention More During Prayer and Worship

Unfortunately though this is compelling, and I think, very true and necessary -- the imperative to embrace the darkness and quiet because of its being conducive to God's presence...it's just not feasible anymore. One of four things happen when I close my eyes, particularly for prayer: 1) I start snoring. 2) I start daydreaming. 3) I start writing lists. 4) The babies run away and/or fall off a pew (namely, in church on Sundays). So I stopped closing my eyes. Actually, I stopped a while ago....more
I am a mother of 7 - 5 Boys and two girl, I would not say that I have forced Christianity on to ...more

Do not take...

I'm about to spread some extremely valuable advice.  Ready?  Do not take a book obsessed toddler to church.  Oy! We are not church goers.  To be honest I do not understand how families with little kids do it every week.  More power to you.  ::internet fist bump:: ...more

Snippet from the Pulpit: Boobs!

I was scheduled to lead the worship service this morning at church, so I dressed up: conservative black dress pants, heels, a royal blue sweater* with a built-in white shirt with french cuffs. Front-of-the-church attire, or so I thought. The service was unusual because I not only spoke from behind the pulpit, but also at a microphone on a stand directly in front of the congregation. ...more

Went To Black Church Tonight... Am I Supposed To Be Black?

I'm curious to see what the BlogHer community has to say about my visit to black church: http://www.everydayunderwear.com/2012/04/went-to-black-church-tonight-am-i.html Please keep in mind that it's a humor blog and any hateful comments will be deleted and not acknowledged. I'm only addressing grown-ups here ;0) ...more