Monday, May 18, 2009

In Search

We are looking for a new church. The church I called home for close to 8 years isn't really an option anymore. I mean, it is. It's not like the church up and moved or vanished into thin air, or anything. I could choose to continue to go there. That would be the "easy" choice, really. I taught Makenna's Sunday School class at that church, my Mother-in-law taught Sierra's class. Much of our family go there. The girls' friends are there. It's the "comfortable" choice. But after a lot of praying for, years really, over whether or not we should stay, I heard God loud and clear when I was in the hospital on bedrest with Kameryn. We were to find a new home. There have been signs all along. I just didn't want to pay attention. Searching for a new church is hard. And it's not all that comfortable. But, finally, after four months we are officially searching.

Yesterday we attended services at a local church. There are many to choose from in our small community. Not even a stop light in this little town, but there are many, many churches. We chose the Community Church. It was a nice service with friendly people. I think we'll go back.

It got Sierra's approval. As we were getting in the car to go home, she said "I like that church!" As usual, I'm not sure how Makenna felt about the whole thing. In typical four year old fashion, she was a constant ball of energy. Legs flailing, princess underwear-flashing, and lots of chatting through.the.entire.service. I did the "shhhh" sign several times, but I'm not sure her whispering is any quieter than her normal voice. You know the whisper-shout, right? That was totally Makenna. "NANA! WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE PRINCESS??" Yep, apparently it was absolutely essential that Makenna knew who my mom's favorite princess was right smack dab in the middle of prayer.

As for Kam, she did great. For the first fifteen minutes she tried to eat her hands {is it possible that we're teething already???}, after that I had to move to the "cry room" to feed her, then she was out like a light for the rest of the service. All in all, it was a good day. Wish us luck in our search for a church :)

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Jenny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

We are in a similar situation. It's very difficult to find a church that feels right.

Good luck with the new church!

Colleen said...

The Catholic Church would love to have you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Liz, I keep telling you that you need to be a writer! I laughed out loud when I read this! Funny, because I was there when it all took place.

onegirliegirl said...

Good Luck!! The church you pick will be lucky to have such a wonderful family as yours!! God will guide you, as He always has :)

xoxo ~Lisa

McVal said...

Been there! Done that!

Finally found a church 11 years ago that has the exact same faith as us and it feels like home. Weird how two of the cars in the lot were exactly like ours, one family was from my original home town, one little old lady used to attend my Grandpa's church (he was a minister) when she was a teenager and remembered my mom as a littel girl... God will lead you to the right church.

Keep praying about it!


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