The past few days I have realized that I have a lot of friends that are either pastors or pastors wives. Now this isn't because I get the gold member country club card for pastors. But I went to a small bible college, Pacific Christian College (which now is still now, what i think to be, distastefully called Hope International University) and many of my friends from there are in ministry.
As I think about who they are, I look at them and think......they are a very unlikely pastor/pastor's wife as well. Now, not all of them are that way, there are some who were BORN to be in ministry. They are people with the personality that came out of the womb telling everyone of Jesus' love. And I am so glad that I know them and they are telling people about Jesus, because they are great people. But some of my friends who are pastors or as Lina would say "sleeping with the pastor" are just as unlikely as me. And for that I am grateful.
I don't know where the stereotype comes from, as one of my dear friends asked, but it's there lingering in the churches telling "the chosen ones" what kind of leader they should be, how they should look, act, talk and sometimes what kind of hobbies they should take up.
You see, I don't do "devotionals" every day....hmmmm I don't think I do them period.
I don't listen to Christian radio all day (most of the time it makes me mad).
I will NEVER put a christian symbol/sticker on my car.
And to be honest, I am not the quiet spirited woman that many christian women conferences and books tell us that we should be.
And my unlikely friends? They are pastors & wives who smoke pipes, love a good whiskey, like to go to Vegas, and like to talk about sex as much as they do it.
So there are more of us out there...and I think that the "church" is better for it.
****Disclaimer- if you have a christian symbol or listen to the christian radio, that's great. I don't want to give the impression it's bad...cuz it's not. it's just not for me :)
*****For those of you worried about my spiritual health cuz I am not having a daily devotion.....i am okay. I spend time with God consistently throughout the day. It' s just not in the normal 10 minute devotions format.