My Faith Journey – Oct 20, 2016

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Forgive me if this is more rambling and not as structured as I would like it to be.

I grew up in a Christian home and church was a big part of my life even though I did not appreciate it at the time.   As I’ve gotten older (ok. . . . downright old) I think about church a lot and I wish I could find a church like the one I grew up in but they apparently do not exist anymore as they all have a contemporary service style now. 

I have been going lately to a Wesleyan church here in Waterford and although I like it I wonder if the “perfect” church is out there for me.   The answer of course is that there is no perfect church there is only a perfect God.   Over time I will adjust to the guitars and drums and the new modern music,   I just wish they would throw in one of the old hymns once in a while like “In the Garden” or “The Old Rugged Cross”.

I have recently gone to a small group and the discussions were very interesting and I got to know some of the other church members better.  It is nice to be able to discuss Christian ideals and principles with others and the sharing of ideas is helpful to me.  The lessons were taken from a DVD by John Ortberg and he is good at presenting and stimulating discussions. 

Yesterday I have a meeting with Pastor Paul and will be joining the Welcome / Greeting committee.  That seems like an odd fit for someone like me who has trouble talking to people.  Maybe that is what I need to motivate me into a more outgoing person;  that would be good after all these years. 

After watching my parents and their church activities over the years I have come to realize that you get out of church more if you serve or put more of “you’ into the church.

I will close this for now.

May God Bless You,

Dan Sr.

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