Random Fun Facts: Papacy

Random Fun Facts:  PapacyThe responsibility of our Apostolic office impels us to promote the study of Holy Scripture in accordance with the teaching of our predecessors, Leo XIII and Pius X.  We shall never desist from urging the faithful to read daily the Gospels, the Acts and the Epistles, so as to gather thence food for their souls.  Ignorance of the Bible means ignorance of Christ.  ~Pope Benedict XVI...more

Don't Leave Church Because of the Gay Couple

There is a couple that attends my church. Well, it’s not actually just “my” church. It’s their church, too. And the guy sitting next to me’s church. And that family in the 2nd row’s church.Some people are leaving our church because this couple looks different from what they are used to. And it makes them uncomfortable.I love our church. I am 100% behind our mission to serve the community around us. In fact, I made it my goal last year to do just that on a weekly basis. I’m not sure I would conjured the motivation had it not been for our church....more

Powerful and extraordinary women

Wow! What an amazing week. God has truly blessed me. As most of you know one of my goals this year was to get involved at church. I joined two women's classes. This week was first week we met and I already feel like a more powerful woman. Some of the women in my Tuesday class are in my Wednesday class so that was a nice surprise. Last night we told our stories and I just feel in awe of some of these inspiring women and had tears for those whose stories were of sadness and of praise. This year church had so many classes to choose from and I didn't know what to do....more

An introvert in an extroverted church

 Last week I wrote a little bit about how Susan Cain's book and how encouraging it was to me as an introvert.  Those thoughts have been rattling around in my head the past few days, especially yesterday as I (like many of the residents of this part of the country we call the bible belt) headed to church....more

Why I've Been Avoiding My Spiritual Community

For the past 10 years, I've been a part of a spiritual community that both nurtures and inspires me. I have been an active volunteer in this congregation. I have felt strong connections to the people there. I married my husband in the sanctuary. A few years ago when asked in a meditation workshop to close my eyes and think of a place where I belonged, it was the building where this congregation gathers that came into my mind.So why haven't I been there in several months? ...more
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Rainy day Sunday

Today found our pesky little friend hanging off our chandelier. He made me a nervous wreak up there. I just had visions of someone turning on the fan and either taking his little head off or just sending him airborne. I'm already on Santa's naughty list. The little dude over heard me say if JingleBells didn't stop his little antics I was going to kick his magical little butt back to the North Pole. Bubby got a call from Santa yesterday and ratted me out!...more

Why I want a church home

After I posted on Facebook about my experiences with a local church congregation, I had several people contact me.  Some to encourage me and apologize for the church in general and others to say, “Why do you put yourself through this? Why not just worship God in your own way? Why put up with organized religion at all?” I thought about it a while and this is my response to both groups of people. ...more

Why I want a church home.

After I posted on Facebook about my experiences with a local church congregation, I had several people contact me.  Some to encourage me and apologize for the church in general and others to say, “Why do you put yourself through this? Why not just worship God in your own way? Why put up with organized religion at all?” I thought about it a while and this is my response to both groups of people. ...more

Babies and Church

A post about taking babies to church and what we're really learning when we do.http://www.iamamormonmom.blogspot.com/2012/09/babies-in-church.html...more

The Bell Tower

The bell shouts out praise, announcing a time of worship.       Continued at Welcome To My World....more