Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This Is Me

Hello all! First, let me thank whoever is reading this for taking the time out of their lives to listen to what I wish to share.

Now. I call myself a Christian…by MY definition, this means I believe in God and believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. My knowledge does not go so far as to where I can quote from The Bible, but I do adore God with all of my heart.

I occasionally curse. I tend to have a dirty mind and will say things not exactly pure of soul. This does not mean I love God any less. I AM NOT A PERFECT CHRISTIAN. As all human beings do, I sin. Jesus died on the cross to forgive us for our sins. This does not mean when I do sin, I think ‘oh well’, all is fine. No way. OF COURSE I apologize to The Lord. But I do sin.

Some friends have asked me in the past how I can call myself a Christian when I lie/lead others on. Yes, I do admit that in the past I have lied to family and friends. And I am so completely ashamed of that. However, I am working on that. As I mentioned in capital letters above, I am not a perfect Christian. Should I even call myself a Christian? Maybe not at this point. But I can tell you all one thing: I am a God-fearing individual who is trying my very best to do what is right in this world. When I say dirty things or curse, it does not change who I am.

And to reiterate what many of my Disney pals have said, you cannot judge a person by how much they curse. That is prejudice and disgusting. My pal Jim Garth made mention in his blog of how Disney is a big part of who he is BUT, and I quote, ‘it does not define who I am.’ THAT RIGHT THERE explains so much. Yes, some of us curse and do not have a completely pure mind. This does not mean we are not true Disney fans. We can NOT let others tell us who we are. NO ONE in this entire world should judge us. That is completely up to God. Being human beings, we of course make judgments about people. That is another thing I am working on with my religion.

So to my friends who wonder how I call myself a Christian…I’m working on my beliefs. Remember something: I’m 21. I’m still figuring out who I truly am. Not to sound cliché, but this is part of the reason I’m taking a solo trip. Self-discovery is a very important thing, especially in today’s society. You need to figure out for yourself who you are and what your values are.

Sidenote: For the love of all that is kind and good in this world, please do not discriminate. Do not hate people who are black, Hispanic, gay, bisexual, etc etc. I repeat…you have no right to judge anyone. Jesus says something in The Bible similar to not judging anyone, as you yourself have many faults.

Thank you all for reading this, my friends. I'm proud of who I am. Yes, I still make many mistakes and am trying to change that bit by bit.

And to DF – yes, I myself have unfollowed you too. I cannot respect someone who discriminates based on cursing. It is immature.

Thank you all for accepting me for who I am.

All the love in the world,


  1. i love the woman that i am watching you become!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox

  2. Love your blog...
    Remember God is all about using imperfect people... David is a great example. Reinforces the high view of God and not the high view of man.
    Can't wait to see what He has in store for you!

  3. Sister Bufferfly Brie! I am so happy to read this! I deal with this all the time--juggling my Christian and Church friends with my twitter persona.

    Some don't understand, but you have stated it beautifully! You may be 21, but you are wise beyond your years!

    Love you sister! Debbie (dcanoli)

  4. Totally impressed! Thank you for your kind words in your "sidenote!" With that said, a little about me, since we talk often, and, hopefully, more in the future! I don't know whether I can consider myself a Christian, I was raised a Catholic, but, disagree with much of their dogma! I am an individual who believes in the man Jesus Christ and try to follow his teachings, which I believe many so-called "Christians" do not! But, I wrestle with myself about the spiritual aspects and belief in a supreme being, who, actually has been there for me when I needed him! Thanks for the forum! Be good! Your brother from another mother, ED!

  5. Brie, just reread this - great post - seriously, amazing words to think about. Great job! :) Jim @jimgarth

  6. I agree with your side note and that was pretty much going to be my comment. People cuss and swear and may not be (as you said) the perfect Christian but I think its worse for other "christians" to talk badly or frown upon another christian bc of something like that. I am the last person to talk about being a christian bc I am so lax about everything but I do know that I would not say someone is not a good christian or shouldn't call themselves that bc they cuss or swear. It seems to me like more people should be uniting and encouraging each other in faith and leading the way rather than abandoning and looking down on. Just doesn't seem right to me. Christianity isn't some Elite Club that people can kick in or out based on what THEY want or don't want, I guess each of us have our own views of the definition of it but for me it doesn't involve negativity towards others. Hope this makes some sense, I'm not the best at getting out what I am trying to say in coherent sentences but don't let these people get to you. be who you ARE and do what YOU believe is right in your heart and mind.
    Kelskc (twitter)

  7. Great post! No one can be perfect, as mentioned. It takes a lot to put that out there and you said it just how many of us feel. I was an elementary school teacher and Disney fanatic. I used to hear all the time things like I didn't know a teacher would listen to that kind of music or say things like that. It wasn't as if I was doing these things in front of my students. These were friends or family who were at my home. I think at the age of 21 you have a very great outlook on life - well said!

  8. Am I the only DF is still following???

  9. What a great post! I think you're wise beyond your years and will continue to grow into an even more special person as you travel on your journey. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like this and I'm proud of you for doing that. You never know who you might help or influance by doing something like this. Best wishes on your journey :) I'm excited to hear how it goes!

    Lynn (@lynnsc08)

  10. I don't know if I'm the best person to comment on this since I consider myself an agnostic atheist, but I like to think that the God/Jesus that people believe in loves you as long as you are an overall good person. Cursing does not make you a bad person, having a dirty mind does not make you a bad person, and occasionally doing something you regret, like the lying that you mentioned, does not make you a bad person. In fact, I think that the fact you regret lying makes you a good person.

    Brie, you are a wonderful person, and if you believe in God, there isn't anyone who can tell you that you're not a Christian.

    Amanda (@discollegeblog)