Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A very difficult last couple of weeks.

Well, this will not be a "fun" post. I have no pictures to show at this time (not for lack of them mind you but for lack of knowledge as to how to download them from the camera). My heart is aching. John and I have really been wrestling with what we should do in response to some decisions our denomination has made. Let me preface all this by saying I LOVE the church we attend. The people are sooo dear to my heart and truly show Jesus in their words and deeds. Our church is a Presbyterian Church-USA. For those of you who don't know all that that stands for, you're blessed. I, on the other hand, have gleaned way too much information of what this means. And, with this knowledge, John has felt compelled at this time that we should no longer attend. Had we known all that we know now when we first began attending 15 years ago, I don't know if we would have attended. It has nothing to do with our little church but what a large part of the leadership in the denomination of that church is/has been doing.
As you can imagine this is heartbreaking to say the least. This is the church where we call "home". This is where my babes have been welcomed into this world. This is where I have cried out and been heard and where I've received countless help. I don't know what to do and quite frankly don't know where we will attend now. I would really apprectiate all your prayers at this time for us.
John and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary with a 4 day cruise next week and it really couldn't have come at a better time. We both need time away to sort through things, reconnect, and pray uninterrupted. I have felt so down and heavy-hearted and pray that will be a thing of the past after this time with my loves (God and John). Thanks for your prayers.


Jen said...

We'll certainly be praying for you while you make this heart breaking decision. Have a wonderful and relaxing time on your cruise! Happy 10 years.

Denise said...

this is disappointing news.

Amy said...

Cari, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know how much this church and its people have meant to you over the years. As you have always told me, take this one day at a time. I will be praying for wisdom on both you and John's behalf. Enjoy your cruise. Happy Anniversary! If I were home I would want to be the first to be called so I could come love on your kids while you're gone. Love you more than words!

Carrie Ann said...

This is so very sad.

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