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Friday Five: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Courtesy of ReverandMother at RevGalBlog: "Many of the RevGals using Blogger are experiencing some chaos this week as they move from Old Blogger to New Blogger. (Is that anything like New Coke?) Change is a given in life, yet it's not easy for any of us. So strap on your seat belts and let's talk about it":
1. Share, if you wish, the biggest change you experienced this past year. Oiy. In a nutshell, over the last year I’ve been asking a lot of questions about how we do church and why, for the most part, it isn’t working here in the U.S. This journey has been a bit like taking the red pill of Matrix lore. Bottom line? There’s lots of folks out there exploring these questions. As for me, I’m thinking Kingdom life as body-life will only come as we help each other attach to Jesus.

2. Talk about a time you changed your mind about something, important or not. Before I had kids, I really wanted to have twins. My hubby and I were aiming for two kids and I thought it would be great to do it all at once. Heh, I changed my mind about that within the first few hours after I had my first kid. Ack, how do you moms of twins do it?! You’ve got my utmost respect.

3. Bishop John Shelby Spong wrote a controversial book called "Why Christianity Must Change or Die." Setting aside his ideas--what kind of changes would you like to see in the Church? I want to see the walls of the church collapse and God’s people move into and through the nooks and crannies of each space in which they walk and breathe. I want to see the wonder in people faces as they get that it’s all about attaching to Jesus. I want to see us really be like family. I want to see God’s rule expanded in the hearts of men, women and children until they can no longer hold it and it spills into the world around them—over and over and over again. I want to see people freed. I want to see people come home. I want to see the Kingdom life we can live together come to be.

4. Have you changed your hairstyle/hair color in the last five years? If so, how many times? You betcha (and not telling). Heh, after the birth of my first child in my early 30s a friend who’s a stylist encouraged me to try coloring and I was hooked.

5. What were they thinking with that New Coke thing? What New Coke thing? Heh, I’m a Pepsi drinker.
(Image: Matrix screenshot copyrighted by Warner Bros; via Wikipedia)

Comments

Songbird said…
I like Pepsi, too!
reverendmother said…
Carmen, I loved your answers, every single one of them. (Tho I drink Dr. Pepper---hey, I'm from Texas!) It IS like taking the red pill, isn't it?
Shawna said…
Great answers, and I love the picture.
Leah said…
Thanks for playing! About your answer to 3...Blessings! Leah
Sally said…
I have twins- they are 18 next month ... how did I do it.....ummm I'm honestly not sure, you just do!

Love the no.1 answer- there are lots of us on that journey...
Deb said…
Yeah, no twins for me, either. God IS gracious and I too join you in the "not worthy not worthy"...

Deb
mompriest said…
Good play! After kids I can no longer drink any pop/soda - upsets my stomach, too acidic...so I stick to coffee and tea, hot cold, with soy, skim milk, or not...and yeah, I thought I was gonna have three kids but knew I just had to stop after two...and even they are 4 years apart!
revabi said…
Carmen, when you write your book about your thoughts on the church,the kingdom of God, let me know. You have such great posts. Twins? And just what were you thinking?
Carmen Andres said…
sally, yikes! mompriest, mine are 5 years apart and they still exhaust me. and abi, i know, i know! but that was pre-mom when i knew NOTHING! and thanks for your encouragement re the church and kingdom thoughts. much appreciated. blessings all--thanks for stopping by!