I was so hopeful that one day I would be the proud owner of a Magic Bullet blender. I watched that blender as it was marketed for years.
It was literally the most popular item I have ever seen marketed on a basic cable channel. And it was amazing to see how two people could talk about a blender. For four hours straight. That blender really looked like it could work some magic… on TV.
I would watch as the cheesy, overly excited salesmen convinced me that I could basically blend up a five course meal in 15 minutes. And I fell for it hard.
One of the very first things that Rodney and I registered for when we were engaged was that dang Magic Bullet. And we got it, used it once, and then donated it to KARM (Knox Area Rescue Ministries) who then sold it to some poor soul who should not have paid a THING for it.
So after all of those years of hoping I would someday own a life changing Magic Bullet, there is my disclaimer. Do not buy the Magic Bullet.
One of the best parts about starting this blog is that I am able to reach people that I would have never talked to or even met without it. And this blog probably seems like it came out of nowhere. But I was really <insert churchy word> convicted as a I went from being an on fire Christian a few years ago to a very lukewarm Christian here recently. I had become really complacent with where I was, and my complacency led to being stagnant.
So bottom line, the main point for this blog is to share what has changed my life and could really, honestly change your life too. My husband says it best – I am not a sleazy “As Seen on TV” salesman trying to sell you something that I know you do not need, but trying to convince you that you do need it.
So why are Christians (or why should they be) sharing their faith?
Why don’t we just keep it to ourselves? A few reasons:
Before I became a Christian, some of the stuff that I believed about being a Christian or Christianity in general was pretty comical. I was fortunate enough to date someone (who I later married) who knew a ton more about Christianity than I did, and could keep a straight face when I would ask some pretty crazy stuff.
But I know there are a lot of new Christians out there, as well as a lot of people who have questions about being a Christian, that may not feel comfortable asking their questions.
So here are just a few of the things I learned once becoming a Christian that were a surprise to me…