So I'm still a Christian..

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    Back in the spring I broke the news on here that I opened my mind back up to religion and gave myself to God after most of my adult life spent being agnostic. Some thought it wouldn't last long, but so far it's still a go :D

    Haven't been able to make church in a while though, I've been working Sundays for the past 3 months.

    Just thought I'd share that. :thup:
     
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    glad to hear it....i remember when you decided to go back to church.
     
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    Good for you.
     
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    Respect to you, Paulie.
     
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    Actually it wasn't that I went BACK to church, because I never went to begin with. I believed in god in my younger years, but we weren't church goers.

    I did go every sunday when I was in basic training though, but that was mostly just to get away from drill instructors for a few hours.
     
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    Congratulations, Paulie! Don't let the fact that you haven't been able to go "to church" trouble you. What you carry in your heart is what matters. The sticks and bricks are not "the Church", you are.
     
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    You and other believers. It's hard to follow your faith without meeting with others who are in the same boat.

    But congrats, Paulie!
     
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    Yeah, I enjoy congregating with other people in the community. I understand that it isn't the be all end all of faith, but it's an important part of keeping the faith for me.

    I'll get back there again soon, I just really can't turn down work these days. I'd be a fool to in this economic environment. We're starting a business and I can't conceivably turn down a single potential dollar right now.
     
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    Congratulations. I hope your schedule frees up for you soon.
     
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    See if they have a prayer group that meets during the week, or services on a different day.

    The point of meeting with the faithful is about bolstering your own faith, gaining strength, trouble shooting, etc. And to praise God. church definitely has a function and a place.

    But of course some of us have to work, too (drats!)
     

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