I think it is time that I leveled with you about why I do not condemn other people who are not following God’s laws. Sure, I couch it in terms of non-judgmentalness and encouraging a personal relationship with God, that each person needs to work our their life with God, not to be told what to do by some legalistic religious guidelines, but who am I kidding? Even I know that there are some truths that cannot be denied about what it is that the God of the Bible wants us to do (or not do).
Not that I don’t believe those other things; I most certainly do.
The reason that I do not take it upon myself to tell other people what God wants them to do is that I do not always do what God asks of me, at least, not always at first. Sometimes I am stubborn. It’s not just atheists that do not want to bow down. It can be hard for good little Christian women like myself, too.
And let’s face it, when it comes down to it, which is worse? A non-believer having pre-marital sex or a firm believer disobeying what she has openly admitted to herself God is telling her to do? Unfortunately for me, it’s the latter.
So, that’s why I tend to stay away from the holier-than-thou condemnation of other people’s sins. I think I read something about that somewhere.
Why am I telling you this? For a while now, quite some while, I have known that I need to put politics on the back burner. When I say “needed,” I mean God wanted me to. I am not saying that this is one of those absolute truths. This was an individual thing. God wanted me to take a breather from politics.
I complied right away. I finished out my term as City Chair of the Republican Committee and then I resigned. I have not run for office, despite being lobbied several times for different offices from members of two political parties, and a deep passion to do so.
Where I went wrong was that I replaced my previous involvement, as a political party activist and candidate, with my current involvement, as a political blogger and government access TV show host.
I don’t think that political blogging is wrong, or that I need to give it up completely, but I know that I need to bring what I am doing with this blog to a close.
I have prayed about this situation for quite some time, even though I was pretty sure about what I needed to do. I am not about to give up something I love doing, unless I am sure that I have to. I flat out said to God, “If you want me to stop doing She’s Right, I am going to need you to be very clear about it. I need a real sign.”
So, being struck with a mysterious cold that made me feel dizzy every time I sat at the computer wasn’t clear enough. I still blogged.
A freak knee injury that left me unable to sit at the computer wasn’t enough, either. I still blogged.
It wasn’t until my husband set up the laptop for me to blog from bed and it died on me, that I started to get the point. When my husband came home and looked at the computer, he could not figure it out. He tried a number of things, but it would not even load the operating system.
I told him to forget it because I knew it was the sign I was looking for, I need to stop doing She’s Right.
When he later came back to the computer to try and fix it, it worked fine. There was no sign of a problem.
I know that is not enough to convince you skeptics, but I think it takes more faith to call that a coincidence than it would to say that God gave me my sign.
Anyway, I am not giving up blogging. I am just moving away from the political blogging, but not entirely. Politics is something I love to talk about. My new blog will have some political posts.
At first, I was just going to combine my homeschooling/crafting blog with this one, but I didn’t want to blog with such an in your face blog title. I felt like I needed to start anew.
I can’t say what my new blog will look like. Well, I can say what it will physically look like, since it is already up. I just don’t know what direction it will take.
I do know it will not be She’s Right.
It makes me sad to say goodbye to those of you who will not like the new blog, but as those deeply thought-provoking lyricists in Semisonic said, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
The new blog will be more about homeschooling than this one, since, well, this one was not about homeschooling at all. I am also going to talk more about my personal faith, as well as recipes, crafting, and family life.
I will still keep up with current events and politics and post on those topics, too. It just will not define the blog, as it has this one.
So, now that you are wondering if this post will ever end, it is.
Check out my new blog: All Things Hold Together.
The most recent post, as of writing this, is very reminiscent of the style of this blog. You might like it. Hey, I’m still the same woman!
Thank you all for making this such a great experience. I appreciate every reader and every comment. Well, almost every comment.
Take care and may God bless you in all that you do.
(Even you, JD. Just because you don’t believe in Him, doesn’t mean He doesn’t love you.)
PS: I will still be doing the She’s Right show monthly (the third Friday) on Channel 17, at least for now. I will put up a simple website at ShesRight.org with upcoming show info, related links, and podcasts, etc, as soon as I get a chance. (Right now that URL leads here.)