Living the Life

Recently a new friend read my blog and remarked later in passing that she didn’t see anything about my spiritual life in any of my posts and was happy to see a link to my church and a Christian unschooling group on my blog. I was honestly surprised that anyone would even be looking for that on a blog that is just a hodgepodge of whatever happens to be on my mind at a particular time. I wasn’t offended or upset. I just wasn’t expecting a comment like that.

I’ve always believed that each person’s spiritual journey is their own. I have no problem asking for prayer for… anything really. But I don’t make a point of announcing my beliefs to anyone who will stand still long enough. I think it’s like my lifestyle choices of eating whole foods and exercising. I don’t go around preaching or nagging (at least I try very hard not to) and trying to convert others to my beliefs. (I do have my health blog, but readers choose to go there; I’m not forcing people to listen to my opinions.) I will talk about what I believe if the subject comes up, but for the most part I prefer to just live the life and try to be a good example rather than beat people over the head with my convictions. As far as I can tell, beating people over the head only serves to achieve the opposite of the desired effect. At least that’s how I feel when people preach at me.

6 thoughts on “Living the Life

  1. I'm glad there are christians like you out there. If everyone respected others beliefs, things would be a lot easier. You seem like one of those people that could have a conversation about beliefs and lack there of without coming across as being judgemental and that is what I respect. There are to many people out there that feel the need to beat people with their Bibles and that is no way to get others to listen.

  2. Thank you for posting this, Amanda. I feel the same way. My personal relationship with Christ might be very different than anyone elses personal beliefs. Each of us is fearfully and wonderfully made as individuals, different parts of one body. I do pray with and for others when I am asked, but try very hard to not beat others over the head with my Bible. I would rather that my light would shine through my actions and caring.

    God bless,
    Charlotte in WV

  3. Amanda, I just discovered your blog through Tea with Dee. This is a great post and I agree with you entirely. I'm looking forward to reading more in this blog and your health blog.

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