Friday, February 13, 2009

Bible Blocker!

I'm a Christian woman, have been since 7th grade. I joined an organization called Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at my junior high school and was saved at one of the camps. Coming from a family that rarely went to church and had parents of different religions, FCA was literally a savior for me. The leaders showed me how to develop a relationship with Christ, to pray, and to study the Word.

My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds. His parents are devout Southern Baptists and I am Catholic along with my mother. Because of this, Matt and I attend a non-denominational church. We were both uncomfortable in the other's surroundings so this works best for us. Our church has a fantastic pastor and teaches directly from the Bible, which we both love.

This year I have committed to reading the entire Bible. I am ashamed to say I have never done this and because I didn't grow up in church there are a lot of stories I should be familiar with that I just flat out don't know. I want to know!! I'm really excited about this and I started last week. I don't have a lot of time to read at home, so my primary place is at work during my two 15 minute breaks a day. I am finding this to be quite difficult to say the least! I don't know if this happens at other places of employment...but check this out. So...I'm sitting there at a table by myself (my usual during breaks) reading the Bible (a very recognizable book) and this lady says I'm sitting at her table (was unaware there were assinged tables during breaks???) so she was going to sit with me. I politely said I would rather sit by myself so I could read and that I would move (to the plenty of other tables available!). She was apparently offended so she moved herself. Then another lady came and sat with me as well! I just got up and left.

This sort of thing happens all the time! Everyone who walks into the break room is always trying to talk to me while I'm reading. Can't they see I'm reading!!! And the Bible!! One would need to really concentrate to absorb all this book has to offer! I'm getting really annoyed. I'm going to have to find a secret hiding place or something! People....

Happy Weekend!


Lindsey said...

Aww I'm sorry you're having so much trouble trying to read the Bible! I second your idea of finding that secret place where no one will bother you.=)

We got to a nondenominational church too and LOVE it!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i used to try to do my quiet time in my office with the door closed during lunch. someone would always just walk in and then start talking to me. crazy! i have to do it late at night after todd goes to bed now. good luck! you'll do it!!!

d.a.r. said...

Oh wow, that is really annoying!! My parents are baptist and Catholic. Interesting combination, particularly when arguments would erupt at dinner about whether Transubstantiation was real and why those crazy Catholics worshiped Mary, ha!