Monday, May 05, 2014

It's Been A While, Hasn't It?

For the most part I've abandoned this blog and focused more on my day to day blog. For the record, I'm still Catholic and I still love my faith though I'm not quite "on fire" as I was. Many changes for me has happened in the past five years since I last wrote. Three and a half years ago, I moved from Canyon to San Antonio for a new job. Once I moved here, I loved everything about living here except I did miss my church terribly. I was to the point where I didn't even go to church for about 6 months after I moved here because I couldn't find a comparable church. (And I still haven't.) On a whim, I decided to try the dating site shortly after I moved here. Through that site, I met a guy named Matt who was a Scrabble playing, roller coaster riding Catholic. What more could I ask for? We had our first date in early November 2011. I found out I was his girlfriend around Christmas that year. We got engaged this past November and will be getting married this July. We still don't have a church "home" that we love. We have a local church we attend more often and tolerate it in spite of its lousy choir. Depending on our weekend schedules, we still rotate to other churches as needed.

 So what is the prompt for this blog post? I just read a very interesting conversion story called Something Other Than God by a fellow blogger.  As a convert myself, I enjoy reading the stories of others to find out what prompted their conversions.  Since the author converted from being a self-proclaimed atheist, it was an interesting read.  One of the things that resonated with me was her beginning story of being pressured to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  One of the things that influenced my conversion was my distaste of Protestant methods and my disagreement with their concept of salvation. If you're Catholic or potentially considering becoming Catholic, I think you'd enjoy the read.  Even if you're not Catholic and you don't have a problem Catholics and think we're all going to hell, you'd probably enjoy it.  There's some good humor in it and some thought provoking insights about Catholic beliefs.

So I'm still here.  Still Catholic.  I'm looking forward to my blessed marriage with Matt and hope that we will either find a church to truly call home or at least get more involved in the church we've been going to.  Oh, and I'm still making rosaries.  I sold eight of them recently with another potential order tomorrow.  I guess I should get busy making more!