As of July 1st, we've lived here one year. One year and we are still trying to find a church.
One friend told me that if you find a church that has a strong outreach, strong Biblical teaching, etc, etc, then you just go there. I don't really disagree with that. But I also think that God has a specific place for people. I believe that when we seek Him, He will put us in the house, in the neighborhood, in the school, church, job, etc that is the very best for us. Best for us to learn grow, and minister.
So, anyway. We have been to some good churches. Churches with good stuff. But somehow in none of them do we really feel like we belong.
The one we've been going, to my husband loves. And that is a huge thing. Do you know how hard it is for men to go to church? For some reason, it is very tough. My dad usually doesn't go to church. My uncle doesn't go. I don't think my other uncle went (did he, Queen?). My husband has gone through phases of not attending, as well. And in almost 15 years of marriage, we have only been to two churches that he actually likes. I'm not sure what the problem or the solution is for men and churc, but to find one that my man likes likes is a wonderful thing.
My son likes, it too, and that's unusual. But... my daughter can't stand it, although she does need to give it another chance after the new Youth Pastor starts. And me? I'm indifferent. I have felt indifferent about almost all of the churches we've tried. There have been a couple that I liked, but the other three didn't. So...
For now, we will keep going to the one we have been. But in the meantime we do want to visit another that we haven't tried. I have been so looking forward to it, and of course I get my hopes up that this will be the one we all love. The one where we fit. But today there was sickness in the family so we didn't even go.
So, as my cousin said. Not all blogs have to be exciting. Sometimes I just need to write about the mundane. It did help to talk to you guys about it, though. Thanks!