Sunday, January 2, 2011

I am a Christian Who Happens to be Catholic.

Happy New Year!

I am very new to the blogging world but have had this idea floating around my mind for awhile and I've finally decided to act on it.  Why am I doing this?  My faith and prayer life has grown richer and more steadfast over the past year and I want to share it. 

Why now?  I am "a cradle catholic" who grew up Catholic and then strayed from the church for a number of years. 

Why did I stray?  My mother had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died within a year.  I was a young adult at the time and was devasted at this loss and became VERY angry with God.  So much so, that I stopped going to church and seeking a relationship with Jesus.  

What brought be back home to the Catholic Church?  A few reasons:  One is that I met a few devout Catholic friends in college which led me to a spiritual journey to Medjugorje  in Bosnia - Hercogivina (formerly known as Yugoslavia).  Secondly, I met some wonderfully devout christian women in my current hometown and joined their inter-denominational bible study.  I learned alot from my bible study leaders who have an impressive knowledge of scripture and a deep love for Christ.  I credit both of them for sparking a desire to know Christ on a more personal level.  Lastly, when I learned that my church had a bible study, I jumped at the chance. These studies were led by our parish deacons who devote their time in exploring the word of God.  They are wonderful examples of people who don't "just talk the talk" but actually "walk the walk!"

So, why do I feel compelled to blog about it?   I've been feeling prodded and nudged to do so and I don't believe in coincidences so simply put, I feel called by God to do so.

I would love to hear any conversion stories you might like to share.


  1. welcome to the blogging world. you'll find many devoted Catholic moms who are happy to share their fatih, and learn from other like-minded devoted Catholic mothers. (I saw your comment at JoyFilled family). nice to meet you!

  2. Thank you Gardenia for the encouragement! And it's nice to meet you too! I love my church and our Catholic faith and I feel called to share it! Still figuring out how best to do it.

  3. These blog that you are writing are very detailed and amazing! I read the blogs and i learned new things that I would of never thought of!