Heat dances from the asphalt, giving solid objects the illusion of swaying under July’s burning heat.  Hydrangea bushes, all purple and pink, dot the landscape of homes and churches.

Driving down the road, I begin to count all of the churches – One, Two, Three…Ten, Eleven.  Eleven churches in a mile and a half drive, and something in my stomach tightens.

We have spent so much money, here in the Untied States on bricks and mortar.  Each Sunday we dress in our best, drink coffee with those we love, hear a sermon, have a Sunday School lesson, and go home; and, the majority of these buildings are not used again for another week.

Is this the Christianity that Christ had in mind when he gave us the great commission?  Or, has our Christianity morphed into something it was never meant to be?

We will continue this conversation over at the Bible Dude today.  Will you join us by clicking here?



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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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