Monday, April 12, 2010


I have been contemplating whether to write this post. Should I put something like this out there? Do I want to be this vulnerable? Will someone get offended?

Well, I have decided to go ahead and write about this new journey that we have decided to take. For some time now Brian and I have felt a tug in our hearts to visit other churches. Now, I'm not going to go into all of the nitty gritty of the why. It's just not my style to say a lot of hurtful words. We are at a place though were we feel and think that we need to make a change. We have been attending our current church for almost 13 years. Both of our children have been dedicated at this church. This is the only church they know. There have been tears and saddness about this decision. In the end nothing might change. We still might stay. We just need to try. I told the children that we could still attend youth group/ and kids club. We would just like to see if there are some other options that would be good for our family.

So yesterday we took the plunge. There is a new church about 5 minutes from our house that we attended yesterday. They actually meet in the afternoon, that was different but kind of nice too! I'm not sure how I feel about it. I mean it was really nice, the worship was sweet, and the sermon refreshing. It's just different being new and being a visitor. We will visit again.

This whole experience is exciting and scary all wrapped up in one. If you think about please pray for us as a family. This is a very big decision for us and we really need God's wisdom. Thanks so much!




Taffy J said...
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Taffy J said...

Don't stress, change can be good. And just because you leave home doesn't mean u can't go back home. Good luck with ur search.


shana said...

We're on the verge of being in a similar place. Maybe we'll "hop" with you a little if you don't mind? We're still not quite there yet though, but I sense it's coming.
Take care. I'll be praying!

Joe Ambrosino said...

Hi Rachel,

It was brave of you to publish this. If you can take the word of an old seeker who has changed not only churches, but also has explored other religions, I would just advise you to trust your heart and stay open.God has a way of speaking to us. When you open yourself to the path, the search is just part of the process home. God speed.

DianasaurDishes said...

It's scary to leave a home church, but there is no better place to be than in God's will, so if He's prompting you to move it's right. Although there's sadness to start, He has something even better in store for you!

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