Hey, I’ve got new digs. Welcome to the new abode! There ain’t no housewarming party just yet, and there’s much work to do (hanging pictures, painting, interior decorating, widgets, and all that sort of stuff), but I wanted to start the year with a fresh start on the first day of the year and to invite you to take a look anyway. Please don’t get too comfortable with the “look” just yet. I’m a woman and most likely there will be some changing of furniture and rearranging of pictures until I get it just right.
My long-time readers know that I’ve been wanting to change the blog name for a while and I had intended to do it after the court hearing, but life kind of got in the way and I hadn’t settled on a name. That was a daunting process (I think my last child was a week old before he was finally named, poor kid). Anyway, I’m settling on Spiritual Sounding Board and after this place gets cleaned up, I’ll explain what that name means to me (and you!).
I think it is very important for me and those involved in my lawsuit (including former church members) to move along. Tension seemed to be picking up recently, so from here on out, we are moving on. If anyone happens to name the Pastor-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named or the Church-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named, I will replace the names with generic words.
This is not to say that “they won”. It’s not a matter of winning or losing at this point, but of pressing forward because it’s the right thing to do.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained. Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:12-21
This blog will continue to serve as a Sounding Board to what I see and what you see going around us in our churches and Christian communities that could are troublesome or could lead to spiritual abuse. So many of my posts initiate from comments from YOU and e-mails from YOU. I am looking forward to the New Year.
I’ve got some work to do. Happy New Year! Thank you for a great year in 2012. Let’s press on!