Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Big Change

Your love, oh Lord Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness stretches to the sky
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains
Your justice flows like the ocean's tide
I will lift my voice To worship You, my King

I will find my strengthIn the shadow of your wings

Since July when the boys came back from church camp at Camp Clark Williamson with Holly Grove. They enjoyed it so much and were so happy to have other kids there age that they could learn more about God's word with. We have attended Smyrna since I was born with my mother, so that is where we have always went. There were children there, but not just a whole lot and not much of a structered childrens program. So, that has led us to Holly Grove. They have a wonderful children's program, and also I love it. And... it is nice to feel comfortable since most of my family goes there. The Kinney's and Goforth's were raised there, and I spent alot of my childhood there with my grandparents.
Don't get me wrong, I liked Smyrna and but just felt the need for more, something different.
We have once again gotten very involved in Sunday School, and now while the kids are at their Wednesday night programs, parent's are attending an Essentials of Discipline class that I think is going to be great on ideas for helping raise children.
Sunday, we have decided will be when we officially join the church. It's an easy decision, but then again I still feel bad leaving my mom, even though I know that she doesn't mind as long as we are going. Change is just not easy! Now... just by Sunday I have to work on the courage of walking up in front of the church with my family to join, not so easy for me! I don't like being in front of a crowd and everyone staring at you!


Aimee Baker Hooper said...

It is hard to make that decision to change church memberships but you know you will be fine as long as you are following where God leads you. I am happy that you have found a church you love going to. It has made such a difference in our lives since we got so involved at Central.

Christi said...

I completely understand. R & I moved our membership a couple of years ago to our church. We both had spent the past 30 years in churches that felt like family. The move was what was best for our family, though, and we love our new church. I did cry, though, the morning we went down. If felt like another time period in my life was coming to an end. Good luck with the move and know that what you do is best for all of you :)

Laura Dawson said...

Rob and I both moved from our "childhood" churches....sometimes God calls and you have to answer. Glad to hear you are really happy there! Alhtough that will always be the church I grew up in and gave me the foundation of knowing God; it is a just a part of the journey!