I do not talk a lot about my faith here on the blog.
Blogging challenges make you do weird things.
I keep odd hours or this might not be an issue. I woke up around 4 a.m. I stayed up for a few hours and awoke again around 9 a.m.
Summer late service starts at 11 a.m. It just did not feel like I would make it. You just know things about yourself and the free will activities you will participate in.
I never imagined I would be an adult that skipped church. My life has led me down a very winding path.
I grew up as a child with church attendance on Sunday being mandatory.
As soon as I could get out from under that I did.
For a long time as an adult I did not even bother with faith.
Things changed in late 2003. Then I could not wait to get to weekend gatherings. I felt alive and enriched. I loved the new little church I reluctantly had gotten involved with.
I went all the time and even to the little classes that were scheduled off and on. Those were usually after never before. I am not an early bug.
Suddenly after months at the church a friend invited me to a new church. This was almost disturbing to me. A church can feel like a family. Leaving one for another can be traumatic.
When I went to the new church I realized I felt so at home there it was time to switch. That is what happened in a nut shell. For more we would have to talk or meet over coffee.
I stayed at the new church and tried to get involved which is hard for a single mom sometimes. I did not end up staying there for very long. Soon I was on to another church.
While at that church all of which are located in Elk Grove I ended up staying with a friend who lived in Davis. I never missed a Sunday.
Fast forward a few years and almost a dozen churches. Since I have had my car back this year I have attended in hit or miss fashion.
My faith is still intact.
Faith is not all about belonging to a church or attending services. I know that might sound scandalous to some.
I even completely understand the idea of gathering together to build relationships and foster health and growth individually and together.
I miss having friends and meetings at home. I like church at night. Maybe I should check out a Friday or Saturday evening service some where.
Mini tales about my adventures are posted in the archives of this blog.