I love to read blogs. Each morning after I read my Bible, check Facebook and twitter I read all my favorite blogs. And then I see what our breakfast choices are and begin the day. 

My favorite blogs are mostly mom blogs. You know, Kelly, Bigmama, Boomama, Lots of Scotts, etc. I mostly agree with their lifestyles, we seem to have the same beliefs, and moral compass. I also read a couple of preacher blogs and preachers wives blogs.( I mean I write for our state one it’s the least I can do!) But once again, the writers have the same worldview as me.
Yesterday I clicked on a couple of links of blogs mentioned by people I follow on Twitter. And I have been struggling ever since. Both bloggers called themselves Christians and I know they go to church and serve God there. They are wildly popular bloggers and have a great following. But what struck me was their lifestyles. 
They didn’t seem to be living any differently than non Christians I know. And one was beating up the local church because they didn’t seem to accept her with all her faults.
Listen. I have faults. I sin. I have ugly thoughts about people. I yell at my kids. I gossip. I overeat. I doubt God. I’ve yelled at God. But at the beginning , middle and end of the day my goal,is to live above reproach. In 1 Timothy 3 the Bible talks about pastors, and deacons living above reproach, living a life of intregrity. But shouldn’t we all? 
I have such a problem with Christians acting so much like “the world” that  “the world” can’t see a difference in them. If you are a Christian and are still cussing and drinking like you did as a non Christian, how are people to know you have the Light of the world in you? 
I have heard so many people gripe about church people being hypocrites, preaching one thing and doing another. They may be right. But what strikes me as odd, is these days it seems that those people that don’t want to change their ways, don’t want to “race toward the prize”, are the ones griping about who our churches accept and who they don’t. 
I don’t know what is right. I don’t know for sure what God wants. I do know that the Bible is clear that Christians are supposed to be different. Holy, set apart, living righteously. 
I am by NO means saying that I live a perfect life. I make mistakes. I get mad. I hurt my family members and let them down. I have probably been the cause of people running from God, or their local church. And that idea breaks my heart. But I try. I try to live a life that is different than the world. One that maybe people can see Jesus in.
I don’t know. I just needed to vent I guess. Maybe Abby will post cute pictures of Henry soon and we can get back to normal here!.

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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