Friday, September 17, 2010

Church & Julianna

So I think we have decided to 'try out' church ... for Julianna's sake. Those of you that know me, know that I am not the 'church' type. It's just not for me, it never has been.
I am not trying to insult anyone or push any views on anyone. I know religion is a touchy subject, so I am not blogging what religion you should believe in or anything like that.

I want to share my experience and my thoughts on what has made me change my mind. All my life, I never really saw any reason to go to church and never really had any interest. I didn't go to church as a child either. My husband doesn't go to church, so between the both of us, that's the way it has been.

Enter Julianna.
Last weekend, my friend's son was baptised in a very nice church in the next town over. I used to live right by there and always thought it was a very pretty church on the lake. The baptism service was  surprisingly light and interesting. I found myself not falling asleep or wanting to leave. Julianna slept the whole time too. I really liked the pastor (sorry, but I am not sure if that's the right 'title' to call him or not) - and I liked what he had to say. I felt very comfortable there & I left that service thinking, "Maybe we should attend a service here to see if we like it???" ...The Sunday service is about 45 minutes long. I can handle that.
I thought it might be nice, for Julianna's sake, to attend church, even if it's once or twice a month. Originally we hadn't planned on baptising her right now... this was a very personal decision and I do not expect everyone to agree with it. We figured she could make up her own mind later in life - and left it at that. Now I am thinking it might be good for the 'family' (us) to try it out. It's not like we have to commit to it if it ends up not being for us. Funny how you put your child before anything else. I always heard you do that - but I never realized until I started to do it! I want to do 100% what is best for her.

So in the car ride home, I brought it up to Brian that maybe we should attend a service there to see if we liked it? He almost drove off the road and asked "What did you do with my wife and who are you?" - He was all for it- I didn't expect that either!

So it was settled... we should try it out.

Now ... when??? Maybe next Sunday. Maybe the week after. I'll keep you posted. This is a HUGE HUGE step for me! For us!


  1. Good for you, Skye. I think you and Brian are doing the right thing: taking it one step at a time, that is. Religion is something that cannot, should not be forced on anyone. In many ways, it is an entirely personal thing. I might remind you though, that you WERE baptized when you were an infant - just thought I'd mention it.

  2. I like the new blog background, by the way. ;)

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  4. I definately agree with Kristin about the whole understanding thing. The baptist religion is something i have had in my life since i was a kid i did the sunday school I did the youth group as well. WE decided to dedicate Brionna to the Lord in the baptist church but it will be her choice as she get older if she wants to practice the catholic religion or which ever it may be good luck keep us posted


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