This will probably be one of my longwinded entries. I had to search my archives for this tag I made eons ago.
I have always been very spiritual. I give the credit for my remission of my depression to attending a Bible study every Wed. many years ago when my children were small. All three of my kids started their Sunday school classes at age 2. Joey is my spiritual child; always has been. Megan, I wasn't sure of, but by the time she was confirmed, I realized that she had absorbed the Bible and just stored it in her mind. The pastor of the church at that time had gone off the deep end. He said that divorced people would not go to heaven unless divorce was because of adultery. Megan hit him with the Bible verse in James that says if we are guilty of breaking one commandment, we are guilty of breaking them all. (Correct me, Betty, because I'm really paraphrasing this.) She also threw back the verse that said a husband should treat his wife as Jesus treats the church and putting a knife to her mom's neck did not exemplify that. LOL...you go, Megan. She was promptly sent out into the hall for the rest of the class. I have long since severed my ties to that church.
Becky.....pretty much agnostic and my biggest worry. She did not listen to the studies in church or church school.
Last week, she excitedly IM'd me about a new, non-denominational church she had attended with a friend and loved. She wanted me to go last Sunday but I was just not feeling that great with the strep.
She cracked me up with her IM. We were discussing the church and why I should go with her. She was pressing the issue so I finally asked her why she felt I needed to go so bad. Her answer....Mom, you really need to find Jesus. ROFL...I almost fell off my chair. Where was this child growing up? In church twice a week, youth group, Mom at Bible Study every Wednesday, daily devotions around the dinner table, etc. I have had several framed religious pictures in the house over the years, crosses above the doors of all our bedrooms, etc. LOL...I also have a huge angel collection, and Becky has bought me much of my collection. I swear she was zoning out during this time. Joey and Megan were cracking up when I told them this also.
So, tomorrow I'm traveling to Pittsburgh to go to church with her. I really hate traveling there but I feel it is very necessary. I had to check the website out that she sent and read some sample sermons. I wanted to make sure it was Bible based and not some off the wall thing. It looks like a very good church. I've prayed for Becky for many years.....it looks like I had to wait but it was answered.
The Biaxin I'm taking is kicking my stomach to bits. I have those bathroom runs which I hope slow down but we'll manage somehow tomorrow.
Tonight, I'm just going to take a long bubblebath, get in my jammies and rest. It's rained all day and only 70 degrees. Feels sort of good to have the windows open again although I'm hoping for some sun tomorrow when I get home for a little pool time.
Have a great evening!