Redneck Churches

I am writing this blog because I felt a
prompting from the Holy Spirit.  It is a
little weird because I don't really think
anyone wants to read my story and
musings; however, over the years, I have
learned that obedience is the best response
to His prompting.  So, I will continue my story
be but I will also interrupt the story with other
musings when the Spirit leads.  Consider this an
interruption.  

I have always held that God has a wonderful and sometime infuriating sense humor.  I have had people challenge me on this saying God does not have a sense of humor.   All I can say is that God has created us in his image and the best parts of humanity, including our humor, are a reflection of Him.  If you need further proof look at the platypus and emu.  

Now, I grew up in the beach cities of Southern California with liberal parents…about as far from redneck as one can get, but I always got a good laugh from those lists of “you might be a redneck if….”  We currently live in the mountains of Colorado with a strong redneck influence.  In fact, our little church in the woods may have a strong redneck bent
so I have created my own list as to evidence…

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if the first church service was held in the sand pit of the local camp ground and the only person who came may not have been wearing a shirt and may have been a wee bit hungover.

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if the cross on the wall of the church resembles a couple of branches held together by baling twine and the second cross in the church resembles a 4-way tire iron.

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if the church building resembles a barn and church attenders have to go outside to use the bathroom which resembles an outhouse.

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if in order to use the church van you have to back it up to the church, take some pews out of the church and reinstall them in the van so people have a place to sit.  

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if dogs are included in church attendance counts.  

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if the pastor has to watch his step during a sermon so he does not step on one of the dogs attending church.

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if church attendance goes way down during hunting season.

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if you have been invited over for a dinner of roadkill.

You might be the wife of a pastor of a redneck church if the road base for the new parking consists of old carpet.

And
a couple final thoughts about rednecks in general…you might be a redneck if you think you can fix anything with duck tape and baling twine.

You might be a redneck if you think the greatest revolution in interior decorating came when they started making duck tape in prints.

I have come a long way from the beach cities of Southern California…again God does have a sense of humor!