I am stalling from putting together the Order of Worship for this Sunday so I thought I would give you two of the first things I ever heard from Random Thought Woman (RTW).
First one was at a reception they had for TDH and I on the Saturday before I was going to preach for them and then immediately following they would vote on whether I was going to be their next pastor. RTW walks right up to me and says, "Why don't you have any kids? Don't you like kids?"
The next day in the parking lot as I am getting out of the car - remember with my family's future and 7 years of jumping through hoops and dragging myself through seminary and ordination exams HANGING in the balance - she walks over to me and says, "I don't like them gays in the ministry. How do you feel about that - because I'm against it. I've got an article right here that talks about it and it forgets to mention that God says it's wrong. What do you think?"
I was mumbling something about being more than willing to discuss those things with her over lunch sometime, perhaps after she voted to approve me as their next pastor, when the gentleman who drove us to church that morning mercifully interjected himself so that we all could end the conversation and walk into the building.
Interestingly enough she is probably one of my biggest supporters - in her own way - and she has a heart for the church and the children as big as the sky.
That silly God, she just never makes these things cut and dry, does she?