Monday, July 12, 2010

Church

We decided a few weeks ago to go back to our "old" church. The reasons we stopped going 2 years ago were very selfish and REALLY dumb.... Not going to go into detail because it's pretty embarrassing now.

After we left the "old" pastor had an opportunity to go somewhere else so for awhile the church didn't have a pastor. Now they do! He came to visit us a few times just to talk at our house. Never pushy, never asked why just always invited us to come out. We decided to try it out again. We LOVED it there before.

We have been going here and there with friends/with people who have invited us. It never felt like home to Chris and I. There are so many excuses why we could never settle anywhere..... Again embarrassing to publish. We would try to compromise on things we wanted out of church and my husband's firm on HYMNS. He does not like contemporary christian music. PERIOD. That is a deal breaker for him. Doesn't matter what the pastor is like or etc. His other deal breaker is that the bible of choice is the KJV. There are many many more, but those are the 2 "BIG" ones for him. So to make a long story short why were we looking for a different church when Ormas was the one all along? It had/is everything we want/need.

You would have thought we never left because EVERYONE welcomed us back with VERY OPEN ARMS! I never realized the weight I was carrying through this "sabbatical." I feel free now. Like nothing can bring me down. Funny how God works like that. The problem is solved!

The pastor is really great. He has a wonderful sense of humor, but also serious and to the point. He brings life into the bible that really makes sense to me. I feel like he knows everything I want to ask/say and answers them in a way that makes me think the sermons are for me. Chris feels the same way. The girls love it and are looking forward to Sundays again. That I am thankful for.

3 comments:

Ali Trier said...

PS- I love the NO COMPROMISE in Chris's eyes --> IT'S AWESOME!

Ali Trier said...

The part about the girls loving it, I LOVE THAT! I am so happy for your family. I would love to hear more about the church- what values they stand to with the new leadership, are there still lots of rules, things like that, I am curious! :) I am soooooooooooo excited to hear the fire and passion back in your life again!! Jesus is what it's all about, baby, and you can BRING revival to Columbia City! I was never brave enough, it just wasn't home to me. But I believe that maybe is why you and Chris are there. Have you thought about your purpose and how you will carry out Jesus' name there? :) Ahhh, this excites me. Love you!! Keep blogging about it!! You can inspire thousands, people dont comment but they sure do read!

Laura said...

So glad you have a place that is home to you. It is so important for everyone. You can't get much out of church if it doesn't feel like its home. Jesus has a place for all of us and its our responsibiltiy to find where he wants us. Good for all of you Lisa!