i commit every sunday to go to church…even when sometimes i feel tired, i still get up and go. not only am i teaching my kids moral values but also, i give a little something to God :) 2 years ago
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I go back and forth with this quite often. There are times when I really feel as though I need to go to church more often and lead a more spiritually and faith-focused life, whereas other times when I feel as though the whole thought of it all stresses it out way more than it improves my life. So, I’m in and out, back and forth, up and down, all over the place. Chad and I have kind of been going to Sandals church in Riverside, but I miss having communion like at Catholic masses and it is just so “commercial” to me. However, I love the messages that the pastor has – they are always so clear, simple, and touching. I feel that his messages get through to me and I enjoy how simple they are. That is their mantra, “Be real with other, be real with yourself, be real with God,” or something like that. And their messages are simply about how to really live your life being real, which I like. However, it is really hard to see myself becoming a regular parishioner at that church…for some reason of which I am not really sure. In any case, I think I am happy right now with leaving this goal up just as a little reminder that I do enjoy church and that I should go more often, but I just don’t want to stress out about it. If I go, I go. If I don’t, I don’t. I pretty much feel as though I am a good person who does good things and yet is sorry for the sins I commit and will own up to them. I feel as though, for the most part, I am a good Christian, and I need to find a way to be satisfied with it. ...more thoughts on this at a later date… 3 years ago
I went to church three times this month. I am so proud of myself. Going to church first thing Sunday morning really starts the day off right. My next goal is to go every Sunday in February. 3 years ago
I feel it is the best thing to do with my time.It’s hard to sometimes get there but it’s always worth it. 3 years ago
I have been attending church with Heather Fenwick. The church is called Amazing Grace and I really like it. It seems to be a great group of people and they for the most part are all young. Its been good! Angie and John are also going. They seem to really like it as well. 4 years ago
Angie and I have joined a Womens bible study group. It is great and the group of girls I have met through this are amazing. 4 years ago
I have decided to join a bible study group with Heather Finwick. Angie and I both are in a position that it is a great time to join and get on the right path. Im very excited. We start Wednesday! 4 years ago
I went to St. Thomas last night to get ashes for Ash Wednesday. And instead of a Lenten fast, I am doing a Lenten un-fast? What I’m doing instead of giving up something is making myself do something. I will attend mass for 40 days (including Ash Wednesday) until Easter, which means pretty much everyday until Easter (with the exception of a few days in which I will be out of town and cannot promise myself I will be able to get to mass). So yesterday, check. At St. Thomas.
Today, check. I woke up at 5am to get ready and be able to be at St. Francis by 6:30 am mass and then off to work. And tomorrow, same deal.
I have already scoped out all the daily mass times in my city and around my city, and have it all mapped out for 40 days. I will be on vacation pretty much the whole month of March, so I won’t have to go to St. Francis at 6:30 everyday! Some days, I will get to go back to St. Andrew’s Newman Center, which has daily services at 9am which means I won’t be sacrificing toooo much sleep! But sacrifice, fasting, is the point of Lent, which I want to practice in the way it is meant to be practiced.
The priest reminded us last night that the ashes are meant as a symbol that Lent is the time to make a life “U-turn,” in the right direction, the right path, the path of life. So, I almost had gone an entire year without attending mass, but since the new year has started, I have been going more and more and this is the starting point of my “U-turn”. I am excited! 4 years ago
This is the church where my grandmother’s funeral services were. It is a large and beautiful church. The services were very nice. My aunt and uncle also got married at this church. Chad was a pallbearer and I read as a lector for the mass. It was good, but sad, and I am glad its over now. 4 years ago
Chad came with me to St. Andrew’s today at 9:00. It is a much smaller church than St. Christopher’s, and it was very crowded. We got there early, and still had to stand in the back. Despite having to stand, which really did suck, I enjoyed the homily a lot. I really liked the priest, Fr. Cassius, and really liked the music! I think we will go back again, but get there earlier! 4 years ago