There are 2 excellent TV preachers I love to watch Sunday morning. The best, Joel Osteen is based in Houston. He is fABULOUS & so funny. In 30 short minutes he delivers a message so good that I always get a lot from his sermon! It always amazes me that my own church reverend has to take hours with his sermons & I get so bored I don't even KNOW what the hell the message is by that time, nor do I care.
The other minister is TD Jakes based in Dallas. He is really dynamic & also so funny! He also gets his message across in only 30 minutes. Both these guys are exciting, even tho they have totally different styles.
I USED to always tune into the Hour of Power with Robert Schuller but a few weeks ago he did a whole sermon about "certain interest groups" trying to change the definition of marriage. Fuck Him. Now these other 2 guys may also be homophobic but since I don't know that yet, ignorance is bliss.
I always have these show on while doing makeup & getting ready to go to church & sing in the choir with Doris. Today, altho the main service & music was grand, there was an extra program afterwhich we all had dinner there. The Sisters' can really cook, but seeing that Im trying to loose weight, no mac & cheese, biscuits, potato salad, gravy or rice for me.
Doris was in her Gospel singing glory, happily enjoying her sisters & all her church ladies, they are all very nice & over 70yrs. I was SO DAMN BORED I thought I would just DIE. Although I made myself useful & went around picking up all the trash & empty plates, I can ONLY take SO much of this. We didn't get home until 400pm. The whole day shot to hell.
Call me a heathen, but I can get my 'praise on' JUST as much if not more, just hanging out in bed & watching my simple TV church! I can tune in The Bobby Jones Gospel Show for wonderful singing as well.
But I go to church to be with Doris, to share Praise & Worship with her, to share in this part of her life. God is important in our lives, but lately I've been going less & she seems to be going more. I hope it's not a sign of trouble in our relationship. Next sunday I have a trip to fly. I'll have an excuse for not going. Phew!
I'm a lot more Spiritual than I am religious. I definitely need God, Goddess, Universe in my life. It is the ONLY way I can keep myself from being totally negative & depressed everyday. And it is how I've learned to pull myself out of the ruts of depression I can easily fall into. Gospel music Really helps, but sitting in a church building all day doesn't do it.
Give me nature any day. Perhaps a trip to the Poconos is due, Pine trees by the Delaware Water Gap! Or at the very least, I need a beach! Either shore. The Pacific is prettier, but the Atlantic will do. Maybe tomorrow!!!!?