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Thursday, July 26, 2007

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tonia

((Joo))

When I first started blogging (2 1/2 years ago) I had many of the feelings you describe. I would write something - discover it was controversial to some - and then be in agony over the displeasure I felt from others.

I'm getting better at feeling confident in the things I share - and I'm sure you will grow in that as well.

Blogging is so difficult I find, because people expect to be able to keep you in a box - and let's face it, none of us fit in one. We have widely varied views on many things. I happen to lean more towards your "grace " response toward homosexuality - believe it is a sin, but have tremendous compassion for those who struggle, and I'm not sure how they got that way - yet, I feel differently than you about prayer in school. It's all good. We are complex people with deep reasons why we believe and understand the way we do. Frankly, the people whom I avoid are the ones who have every problem neatly wrapped up and figured out...the ones who know *exactly* how to handle gay people or flag-burners or liberals or fundamentalists and have a list of Scriptures to prove it.

I'd rather knock around with a bunch of people who don't have it all figured out and do a lot of loving and laughing along the way. :)

You're doing a great job. You were gracious and loving in all your responses and that matters.

Tonia

Joo

Thank you so much, Tonia. I love visiting your blog for your serenity, wisdom and balanced perspective.

Guinevere Meadow

Joo,

just remember that your blog is just that- YOUR BLOG. Write what you want to write, when you want to write it. If people don't like it, they don't have to stop by! :)

As for me, I love reading what you have to say! Your "controversial" posts often get me to think again about my own stand on some of these issues. I think that's great. If we can use our blogs not only for our own pleasure but to get people to think as well, then that's incredible!

Keep it up, girl! Don't let the unkind words of a few get you down!

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