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we all need a place to express ourselves with abandon. freedom is such a perfect word. it means we can leave so much behind. we can get rid of all that holds us back. because so much keeps us from being the person we KNOW we can and should be.

i have a million ideas and thoughts running through my head about ministry. i pray for a space and time to express those. maybe this is it. i'm tired of persecution and judgment in the church. its ridiculous that we decide who's in and who's out based on a 4 random sentences in the Bible. it is SO obvious when I read the Bible with a careful and educated eye that those sentences were so much a part of the culture of the 1st century. But even so, even if i'm wrong, i would much rather err on the side of GRACE during my life. I don't think God's going to send me to hell because I loved someone unconditionally.

I wish I was part of a church who accepted everyone. I wish I could help in a church community who didn't assume everyone believed what they did.

But it's funny...even in the midst of this, I'm loving this community. I've had the best weekend in a while. Saturday we had an absolute blast shopping at the Bible outlet place in Vero Beach. We spent $230 on books and curriculum that would have originally costs $700. Church was amazing this morning. However, I read my Emerging Worship book by Dan Kimball during the sermon but the rest was great! I LOVE my kids! I get paid to yell with them, play with them, make them laugh, and best of all...shower God's love on them. I LOVE IT!

Thank you so much God that my heart has opened recently. I'll be forever grateful for this season in my life.

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