Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Pushing through

I got into a heated discussion on a Facebook group page discussing gender inclusion in the churches of Christ. We didn’t disagree on the need for it but on the approach. The man disagreeing with me (and his wife) had a tendency to state things in a “we’ve done this and you haven’t” kind of way and the message sent was “you don’t know what you are talking about.” At one point I used the software industry as an example and the man tried to “school” me on that as well. I didn’t want to put him in his place publicly and so I held back. But then I kept thinking about it and decided to at least go to him privately and make sure he understands why I didn’t fight him and that I didn’t back down just because he barked loudest. Ultimately we had a decent conversation and I got him to see his tone was too abrupt and he was being prescriptive on a page talking about ideas. I’m grateful for pursuing the conversation and not just writing the guy off as a jerk. 🙂

Fruit Loops

I had the best bowl of fruit loops EVER for dinner tonight. Seriously…YUM! After all this rich food the last week it was nice to eat something simple.

65 in 365!

I made my goal for 65 books this year. Sheesh…I managed to cut it very close. Haha!

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