As I drifted off to sleep the other night I was praying, just as I always do when I am going to sleep each night. I have struggled for a very long time with organized religion. I know, I know, that sounds very strange. I had some bad experiences over the years that made me question some people's intentions when it came to churches. I have always told myself there are those that are bad out there and prey upon unsuspecting people. People willing to give of themselves. It has always made me sad and often question a lot of people's intentions.
But anyway, had to fill you in on that because what I am about to tell you won't make sense. Oh, let me back up for another minute. The other thing I have struggled with is the whole it takes a village to raise a child thing. After having twins I now understand the true meaning of that saying.
And one last thing I will say is I have truly missed having a church home. We just haven't tried out very many in the new area we live in and I am hoping we can change that in the near future.
But anyway, as I was saying. The other night as I was drifting off to sleep and praying, I actually felt like God answered those two questions for me. I felt like he was telling me that a church home is the village I was searching for. Does that sound strange? I have always had a very strong faith, whether I attend a church on a regular basis or not. He has carried me through many a thing in my life and I know will continue to do so. It all just made so much sense to me and brought so much comfort. I know we will find one here. I have no doubt about it. I just have felt so at home in this new place almost from the first day we came to search for houses just a little over a year ago.