It is Friday morning. You're out running an errand. You pass a little church with a marquee out front. The sign has a cute little saying. You know, something straight out of GodSpeaks.com.
Or maybe not.
Perhaps the message is more abrasive, disturbing or even downright wrong.
The good news is that Matt from The Church or No People just posted an interview with someone who was fed up with such signs [NB: mild language]. Joel's insights are right on the money:
The crummiest thing about the church is that we’re all still in the process of sanctification, and not yet glorified.
I found the interview to be a worthwhile read. I came away with a reminder that I'm still incomplete. I still have a long way to go.
Just like this blog.
I've been a "professional" blogger for almost a year and a half now. I'm missing elements such as meta data (whatever that is). I still haven't figured out why my header looks wrong in IE. And my current blog grade is a failing 26/100.
We all are. There are opportunities for improvement and progress in every area of our lives: Blogging, friends, marriage, homeschooling...
The beautiful thing is that, much like the little church with the lame sign, we have a community around us. We don't have to go at this alone. We shouldn't. So if you're feeling particularly incomplete today, take advantage of the resources available to you. I'll list just a few.
Luke's Top Five Resources for Homeschooling with Sonlight:
- Sonlight Advisors
- Sonlight's Facebook page
- Sonlight's Forums
- Homeschool Conventions
- and, of course, this blog.
We are all incomplete. But by working together we can rest on the strengths of others. We can learn from those who have gone before us. And we can share our insights as well.
I urge you: Get involved!
After five years of posting about poor church signs, Joel has recently become more involved in his church. And he says in his interview that life is awesome now.
And I'll take an awesome incomplete life over an incomplete one.
I'd love to hear your recent homeschool insights, experiences or questions/struggles if you're willing to share!
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