As you know, I suck at faith. And talking about my faith. Which is why when I sat down to write a post on this Good Friday, nothing happened. No words bolting through my mind like a lightning storm. Wait, wait . . . I think I’ve got . . . no, I’ve got nothing. For a minute there I thought I really thought was going to pull it off. **Sigh**
Do you remember learning to ride a bike? One minute you’re riding the rims of Thing 1 and Thing 2 (otherwise known as training wheels) like a banshee in the driveway, then somehow the “feel” of it just grabs you and you’re free to take the road. I think, or at least I hope, that faith is like that. So with that in mind I ‘d like to introduce you to Snarky and Sublime, two writers that I lean on as I try to get the hang of this faith thing. There are more, but for the sake of the metaphor I picked two.
Jaime The Very Worst Missionary: Snarky + Soul
But she loves Jesus. Not Air Freshener Jesus. Or Bumper Sticker Jesus. Or Chocolate Bunny Jesus. And the way she talks about him makes me want to know him more, too.
Oh, and I also love that when I’ve had a bad parenting day I can go read this post.
What can I say? I l-o-v-e Sally Clarkson. This was not my plan (which incidentally, was to resist her bandwagon because her conference this year was called Mom Heart and that sounded goofey to me. Arbitrary, I know). But I got a last minute ticket and went . . . and then read one of her books and found her blog, read this post on first-time obedience, and was hooked.
So there they are, the yin and yang training wheels on my spiritual bicycle. One woman’s most recent photo shows a little boobage, but when I look at her I see Jesus. The other is probably the most wholesome author I have ever read and when I look at her I see . . . you guessed it! So, if you were wanting something thematic to read for Good Friday, go read them!