Jesus Wants You to Set a Fancy Table and Have Zero Phone Calls

Jesus Wants You to Set a Fancy Table and Have Zero Phone Calls December 5, 2019
Fanciest meal I’ve had here in Costa Rica taking place at a private club. Fundraiser to provide Christmas food for impoverished local Ticos. This plate of food costs an embarrassing amount of money, enough to feed a Tico family for a week. Notice plain white china, no table cloth. There is a paper napkin dispenser, paper coasters. There were no flowers on the table. Nothing that Nancy could call ‘Godly’ May we always be grateful for our food no matter how it is served, from the fanciest china to a styrofoam plate.

I really think that Nancy Campbell of the Quiverfull blog Above Rubies is joining Douglas Wilson et al in coming up with standards more appropriate for the 1850s while insisting they are appropriate for the now. Another one from a very different old generation promoting that which is not so much in the now.

Nancy is talking here of bringing heaven to earth via your own home. Her constant theme along with embracing your uterus and gardening.

Nancy does not say fancy tablecloths, flowers and china, but we know from all of her previous postings this is exactly what she means.

Plus her list of what your home must be.

Shrugs. None of those are necessarily bad… except for this one “Eliminating unnecessary phone calls” What does that even mean? Is this one of those backhanded ways of saying “do not gossip”?

Alrighty then! Yet again no negative emotions allowed. No needs allowed. No exhaustion allowed. No thanks, Nancy, I’d rather have real emotions, the good, the bed and the very ugly. The freedom to eat off paper plates when I feel like it. Freedom is so much more wonderful than this constant kowtowing to the extra Biblical rules of Nancy.

Just heard this Anna Wintour quote while putting this together and it really speaks to the heart of what we’re really talking about here.

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Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 33 years. You can read more about the author here.

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