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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Girl Who Prayed

I was in a discussion recently about profanity. It brought to mind an experience I had several years back. At the time I was batteling a life-threatening eating disorder and was attending an eating disorders recovery group. One of the girls in our group prayed at each meeting. In her prayer she would say,

"Dear God I feel like $#%& today. I am so #%&*$& up and
I really need Your help to get through this".

The first time I heard this girl pray I was a bit taken aback. I had never heard anyone pray like that before. For this little pastor's wife It was shocking to say the least. But soon I began to see that this girl was praying was a beautiful thing. She was being honest and humble before the Almightly as she brought her whole self - the good, the bad and the ugly, into relationship with Jesus. Isn't that what He wants? For us to fearlessly bring our whole self into relationship with Him? There are far more profane things in life than profanity and perhaps pious self-righteousness is one of them.

1 comment:

David Cho said...


My favorite parable is about the Pharisee and the tax collector who went up to the temple to pray.

We need more tax collectors, not more Pharisees, and I suspect the girl went home justified just as the tax collector was.