Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Update

Oh this poor neglected blog! I didn't plan to be away for so long.
So I gained back some of the weight I lost. That is disappointing but I'm okay with it because I'm trying again.

We left our church at the end of February which was very difficult but we just couldn't come to an agreement with the elders over an issue. We had been wondering whether we should leave or not.
So Tim went on the Daniel Fast. You can find information about it but basically it's a vegan diet. So anyway he spent a great deal of time in prayer during his fast. During this time he wasn't in church. I realize many don't agree with this approach but he was modeling after Jesus who took time away from the multitudes to be alone and pray.

As it was getting closer to the end of the fast there was little things happening that was seemed to be saying we should leave. At the end of  Tim's fast the Lord confirmed that it was time to leave. It was difficult of course. Several members had already left over the same reason we left. My husband even tried talking to our pastor but to no avail.:(

Currently we are not at a church due to us not being able to leave Tim's dad alone for long periods of time. He is recovering from a fall. There is a church Tim a the girls want to visit and possibly make it our church home. I on the other hand am willing to visit but I'm not sure I want to stay. I don't agree with some of the doctrine there.
We are thinking about taking taking turns staying with Papa so one of us can go to church. We feel Tim should visit the church first. I'm a little worried about visiting a church by myself but I know the Lord will be with me whenever I go.

I just really wish there was a Conservative Mennonite or some other conservative Anabaptist congregation nearby. I feel so at home and so does Tim. Our daughters on the other hand don't like the services because the singing is acappella and they think the Conservative Mennonites are too conservative. It's really too bad because I really think they can learn much the teen girls there.

Anyway, we just need to be patient with God. We watch Charles Stanley on Sunday mornings and I have the app so I can I can watch the sermon again.
It will be interesting indeed to see where God places us.

4 comments:

  1. Praying for your Church Search! I know how stressful and time consuming it can be, but the rewards are great when you are where HE wants you!

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  2. Church struggles are So hard... you've checked thoroughly and there are Anabaptist churches within maybe an hour of you? I'm so sorry! It would be really difficult to not have a church home. We've had our share and still do of church struggles as hubby and I are not quite on the same page doctrinely. I feel your pain. Trusting God w/ you!

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    1. There is one two hours away and visited them in the past and now we are great friends with the families there. We love when they come here for a field trip or to the beach. I don't feel so awkward about my convictions when they are here. My husband and I aren't on the same page on some doctrinal issues either. We both agree that head covering is for should not be explained away as a custom from the past.

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  3. I am so glad to see you posting again. You were missed!
    Linda

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