Thursday, October 15, 2009

hey i'm still writing

yeah haven't written in a little while- we visited another church this past Sunday- it's a pretty large church with lots of different kinds of people - it was okay - did feel the Spirit, but don't think it is the church for our family-

i had a man call me today, he goes to my old church - he is a relatively new member, only been coming a few years- that is a new member at our old church, as most people there up until recently , have been lifetime members- well he was nice - just wanted to say good-bye- he also said something i found rather interesting-- he said , one thing he could say for sure is that frank and i would not find a church with the history we had there-- very true but any time you change to something new, you have no history there-- but it made me think of what i answered him with- i thanked him of course for calling, but i reminded him that Jesus wanted us to give up our traditions for Him--

i still don't claim to have any real new insights, but do feel a lot of pressure gone- pressure i didn't even recognize i had- even about things i thought i enjoyed-

i told the man that called today that he was only the second person that has called, except for my aunt- there was this other man that was very upset about our leaving - he had actually called about something else , when i told him we had left the church, but he probably would have called anyway--

yeah , it's not like we wanted people to call and try to get us to change our minds but jeez 2 people

just to let you know us a little better and our roles we filled at our church over the years , i will list them- so you can maybe understand how we feel--out of sight out of mind--

sunday school director
adult sunday school teachers
children's church directors
drama leader and actors
assistant pastor
fall follies directors

i'm sure there are lots i am forgetting- i list these not to brag or complain- but just to show the bewilderment of our treatment before and after our departure from our church

the one man that called about something else , told us something completely laughable if not down right ridiculous- he said when 2 of our dear ladies at church heard we had left, they didn't cry, they didn't question why, they didn't even say what a shame- no they just said " well i am sure glad they won't be doing those old fall follies anymore- now that is some christian love that can only leave you warm and fuzzy all over-

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