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by JanO
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: The Mixed Bag
Topic: Free Believing Creative Arts
Replies: 76
Views: 17531

Re: Free Believing Creative Arts

But , as I began to work, the rich colors that I love would not leave. Then I realize that in my moments of lament, there was still belief, there was still faith
That's so true. If we are lamenting to someone 'out there', we must believe there IS someone out there, right?

Love your artwork.
by JanO
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: Am I the church or not???
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Am I the church or not???

Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it. Just knowing you feel the way I do helps: Early this year I was about to climb the walls because I felt I just couldn’t stand the loneliness anymore Peter, in your signature, the U2 lyric, Still haven't found what I'm looking for, made me think, at firs...
by JanO
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: "God, please bless the homos"
Replies: 22
Views: 3706

Re: "God, please bless the homos"

This is an interesting topic. Kameron, I thought it was hilarious when you said maybe Christians should be out picketing the shopping malls and buffets. Where would they go after church???? What would they eat on Sunday? Where would they buy their church clothes? I don't know why religious people ca...
by JanO
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: Am I the church or not???
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Am I the church or not???

I’m getting kind of confused. Been listening to several different people (not on FBN) about organic church, house church, etc. One person I’ve been listening to seems to be saying that the body of Christ is only being Christ’s ‘home’ when they meet together in some way. I thought I was His home indi...
by JanO
Sat May 16, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: Who Am I
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Who Am I

I've been attempting to come out of that performance based mindset for years and it's a process. Sometimes I suddenly "get" something, and I feel free, but in other ways I still find myself longing for that secure feeling of being a 'good girl' because I have been busy 'serving God.' Don't...
by JanO
Fri May 15, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: God High's
Replies: 23
Views: 3959

Re: God High's

Hi Brian. I'm sure everyone here can relate to your post. For me, it seems best if I stop trying to 'reach' God in the ways I did when I was in religion. It's not simple and there is not going to be a set of "5 Points That Will Get You to God" that will work for you. (Unfortunately, we wer...
by JanO
Thu May 14, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: Is tongues for today?
Replies: 94
Views: 13826

Re: Is tongues for today?

Kristen Someone gave me a very simple answer to my quesion (What is my gift?) when she said: "What is it you are doing when you know you are making a positive impact on someone's life?" And it's not just ONE thing, you will have many gifts to give others throughout your life. I think that ...
by JanO
Mon May 11, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Into the Wild
Topic: Blog Discussion: Redefining Fellowship
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Blog Discussion: Redefining Fellowship

I agree that the potential to have real friendship with onlne pals is huge. I think I don't press in enough to make buddies....it's harder to hide in the corner at a church meeting...people can see you :D Like you said, AidaC, even just reading these messages and the other content of this site and l...
by JanO
Sun May 10, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: Is tongues for today?
Replies: 94
Views: 13826

Re: Is tongues for today?

I find this conversation fascinating. I grew up in a church that taught tongues was 'not for today' and then jumped into a charismatic bunch, where I believe I really did speak in tongues (not just with the group, but on my own as well) Since I've been out of church attendance, though, I've rarely t...
by JanO
Sun May 10, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: Baby loves bluegrass
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Baby loves bluegrass

That's adorable. My hubby loves bluegrass, too, and my dad was a TRUE hillbilly....he even did the Jed Clampett style dancin (when my mom wasn't looking and the preacher wasn't around)
by JanO
Sun May 10, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: The Mixed Bag
Topic: SICK of religion! ...not Jesus.
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Re: SICK of religion! ...not Jesus.

Hi Ben. I've been out of religion for quite some time, but just recently feeling like getting back with God. I kneow He was still with me, but I was so sick of my churchy self....and didn't know how to be anyone else just yet...that I avoided God as strenuously as I avoided the religios stuff. I gue...
by JanO
Tue May 05, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussing The Journey
Topic: God High's
Replies: 23
Views: 3959

Re: God High's

You put your finger on what I am feeling right now. I miss the "god high" of making my little plan to be righteous. Like going on an elaborate diet that I just KNOW I will follow (this time), I have repeatedly set out to 'be a good christian", which always entails giving up just about...
by JanO
Tue May 05, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Into the Wild
Topic: Blog Discussion: The Truth About Fellowship
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

Re: Blog Discussion: The Truth About Fellowship

That reminds me of a time a man came to our garage sale and asked where we went to church. My husband told him we 'had church' at home (which didn't turn out to be a good way to say we don't go to church :D ) This guy got very loud and beligerent, threw his quarter (for his purchase) down on the tab...
by JanO
Tue May 05, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Into the Wild
Topic: Blog Discussion: The Truth About Fellowship
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

Re: Blog Discussion: The Truth About Fellowship

It's funny that the people I once thought I had such 'fellowship' with from my church going days are the people I hope I will NOT run into when I am out and about. It really shouldn't surprise me, though, that they ask me where I am going to church....that's the only way they knew me. I think when I...