Saving Me

This past week I have had 5 visits from all types of religions.

  • First: The Jehovah Witnesses
  • Second: ┬áThe Church of Latter Day Saints
  • Third: The Baptist Church
  • Fourth: The Church of Latter Day Saints Again.
  • Fifth: The Jehovah Witnesses Again.

Now for some reason these people feel obligated to save me, just like my father says “My purpose in life is to save you”.

WHAT? I’m a responsible human being and I have a relationship with my Higher Power whom I choose to call God.

What is going on with all these religious beliefs?

I don’t come to your home and knock on your door and ask you if you believe the way I do. I don’t ask you to come to a 12 Step Meeting. Actually I think this would solve everyone’s problems. I don’t tell you that you are going to hell if you don’t go to a 12 Step Meeting.

I want to ask them how many times a week do they pray? Most of them if they are honest are going to say 3 because that is how many times most of these people attend church a week.

I pray 14 times a week. Morning and evening everyday. Probably more then they do. My relationship with God is stronger than it has ever been. I tried their way in the past and it never worked.

Dont get me wrong, I respect what they believe, I just don’t believe in showing up at someone’s door and telling them “If you dont believe the way I believe you are going to Hell”. This statement was shared with me all through my life and almost ended my life. I became an alcoholic and all my hope was gone, I gave up on myself because I was damned for life. Good Lord people cant you just say “Hi, my name is Joan, and I just want to give you some hope, I will not judge you, or lie to you, I will show compassion and accept you the way that you are”.

Stop the abuse of telling people they will go to Hell if they do NOT believe. Start giving people hope that God is a Loving God, A Forgiving God, An Accepting God, and a Hopeful God. Stop Damning Everyone because they don’t have your beliefs!

Whatever you are in religion does not make who you are as a person, your actions and words make who you are. If you truly want to spread Gods word you MUST live it, it is the only way to truly get believers.

I live what I believe everyday and I show kindness and compassion to everyone.

  • The Atheist
  • The Agnostic
  • The Prostitute
  • The Drug Addict
  • The Sinner

I live my life as God would want me to.

Giving people hope. Do You?

Stop trying to save me and focus on what Jesus did. He never judged one person.

I’ am a Christian and I’m Proud of it!

God Speed my Brothers and Sisters


I hate this saying…

For the past couple of years I have heard the word “Christian” used way too loosely. Too many people are using the Christian excuse for their bad behavior and I don’t agree with it at all. I have been attacked on certain social networking sites for speaking my opinion on the Chick Filet Scandal and I was told that if I don’t agree with one certain persons beliefs that I don’t believe in the bible. Now all I want to know is who made that person judge and jury? Just because I have compassion for others does not make me a bad person, matter of fact I have the gift of discernment. I’m a sensitive and can feel when others are in pain. Look by no means do I want to be a lesbian but did Jesus treat Mary Magdalene like a criminal and attack her and tell her that God does not believe in prostitution? Of course not! He lead by example.Your not the one responsible for their actions, are you going to be punished by God for not changing their opinion, No. So have some compassion for others and stop being so afraid. Too many people want to force their opinions on others by using knowledge and it’s not about what I can remember in a book, it’s about my actions and the way that I live today and everyday. Yes I have been baptized, and yes I have knowledge of the bible, but beating people over the head with this information by no means helps anyone. What does help is me living the bible not talking it. People can see another persons actions and then hear what they are saying if they don’t match how are they to help another person? No, I have not attended church recently and you would think after 2 years of attending someone would be checking on me but this story is for another day. Does this mean that I don’t believe in God and that I should judge others? No. Does it mean that I have no relationship with God and that I’m not a Christian? No, I was told by the church that I have been forgiven. Does it mean because a person that attends church every Sunday is more Christian then I’am? Well I hope not. I have a relationship with God even more now. Look all I’m saying is that if you call yourself a Christian apply the actions from the bible into your life and live it, don’t go around throwing bible verses at others lives that you don’t believe in. Why spend time hating and judging and not getting to know that person as a humane being and not some stereo-type you have thrown on them. Fear drives many people and we are all humane.
Know one on this earth is perfect. I’m so sick and tired of people who call themselves Christian behave worse then a non Christian. Stop using the word as a scape goat and be a humane being and relate to people. You never know who’s life you may change by your actions.

Have Gratitude and Live!

Gratitude opens all possibilities.
Gratitude can change all situations for the positive.
Gratitude is the most powerful tool for growing abundance and creating wealth.
Gratitude is the most significant tool for enhance and building relationships.
Gratitude effects your physical and mental health in positive ways.
Gratitude is a strong tool for changing self-defeating or negative behavior.
Gratitude aids significantly in the recovery of abuse and neglect.
Gratitude actually changes the way your brain processes information.
Gratitude is available for anyone who knows how to harness it.
Most people do not yet use gratitude to its full potential.