To be honest, we haven't been doing a lot on the home renovations front. When I started this blog a little over a year ago, it was to chronicle the things we have done to my gradnparents home. We haven't started any new projects since last June and the more I think about it I realize that coincides with the time we joined our new church. I guess you can say that I've been spiritually remodeling myself instead of my house.
I haven't really blogged a lot about it because it is something that has been so close to my heart that I haven't really wanted to share for fear of being criticized. In July I joined the United Methodist Church and I haven't looked back. It has truly been life changing for me. For the first time in my life I feel like I am part of a spiritual community and I have a church family. People know my name and greet me every Sunday. I'm a member of a Sunday school class and I have learned so much. I volunteer one Saturday morning every month and make 180 sandwiches for the homeless with two other people. But my favorite thing by far has been our Disciple Class. J.D. and I signed up for a 34 week study of the Bible in which you read over 70% of the Bible. It has been amazing! We are learning so much! We meet for two hours every Monday night with our class of about 12 other people and discuss our reading for the week with the two instructors. It has been such an amazing experience.
Something inside of me has changed. I have always considered myself Christian and had always believed in Jesus, but this is different. If you would like, I invite you to listen to the podcast from the first Sunday of Advent here. It's amazing and Dr. Beyers has such a gift.