February 23, 2005 at 6:20 pm #967
Hey eveyone, I realize when I first came over I didn’t tell you anything about me so I thought I would introduce myself.
I’m a Catholic Stay at home mom with four terrific kids ranging from 11 to almost 2 years old and I’ve been married to my wonderful husband ( A Lutheran ) for 12 years in March!!!
I left the Catholic church for 3 years 1997-99 at which time I tried my husbands faith (LCMS) I was raised a Catholic with a mom and dad who were the same faith and you went to church every Sunday unless you were throwing up etc. there was simply no way you did not go and I wanted this so badly for my kids (parents that went to the same church) becuase that was so important for me growing up and I ached for that, I thought maybe I could learn to accept my hubbies church and at first I did ok and I really gave it my all and threw myself into it but the Catholic side of me was miserable and as my older kids started learning things in Sunday school such as after service the bread and wine were just bread and wine again and no longer Jesus’s body and blood, that just drove me crazy and also the once saved always saved, I don’t need any works or deeds on my part, I’m just saved by christ alone, that got on my nerves and I felt like, OH, I’m doing such a disservice to my kids letting them learn this and I just kept praying that God would open my mind and heart to know what to do and low and behold he did and he put such a strong burning desire in my heart to go back to the Catholic church there was no saying no because it was on my mind and heart every minute of the day, shortly thereafter I went back and took my kids with me, My husband was extremely understanding and since we had agreed at the start of our marriage that our children would be raised Catholic he did not try to stop me and actually as of late he has been coming with me to church more than going to his own church, I’ve been praying for him to come to the Catholic faith since I came back, not pushing or anything, just praying very, very hard, so I’m hopeful but realistic since I know his mom would have a really hard time with it so he will not hurt her so it might take some time but I am still hopeful and prayerful of it. And that leads me up to now, I am a very happy Catholic doing the very best I can to serve God and learn more and more about the Catholic faith, I feel like I didn’t take R.E. classes in school growing up very seriously and I want to makeup for lost time and I am starved for knowledge, I love learning about our faith and I’m very proud of the Catholic faith and I’m proud to be a member of the Catholic church. Peace to you all ” title=”Very Happy” />February 24, 2005 at 2:37 am #3727
Welcome ” title=”Smile” />
I’ve updated myself on the other posts you made about defending the Catholic Faith- I’ve been in that situation before and it is very hard, weighing the positives and negatives. I hope that you feel better about the whole situation! ” title=”Smile” />
Thanks for introducing yourself. And good luck with you and your family, with your husband and helping to create a solid faith within your children. May God be with you, I will keep you in my prayers!
Jackie OFebruary 24, 2005 at 2:38 am #3728
Thank you so much, I appreciate that very much. ” title=”Very Happy” />February 24, 2005 at 2:55 pm #3732
Wow, LCMS…they’re pretty strict aren’t they?
So, is there much for adult formation for you at your parish?
P.S. I saw your note on the CA forums – would you like me to change your s/n to Kamz?February 24, 2005 at 4:37 pm #3739
Yes, if that would be possible that would be so much easier, I don’t know why I could not get it to take that name but I’m also not very good with computers yet and I tend to make trouble for myself as I’m still learning and I manage to mess the easiest things up for myself.
thanks so much!!!
oh, yes, LCMS is Very strict but what was surprising to me was how prejudice some of the members are to other faiths and they are pretty point blank about their feelings, not all but those few who are are pretty vocal and the Catholic faith is one that they tend to focus their attacks on
The Catholic church I go to has a pretty good RCIA program from what I’v heard but I will have to look into it a little more closely to find out.
well, have to take my son to the doc.
I’ll check back later today,
Everyone have a great dayFebruary 24, 2005 at 5:08 pm #3741
ok, I fixed it. You’ll have to log in as Kamz from now on.
Send me an e-mail if it doesn’t work for you: [email protected]
What I meant by adult formation is adult specific things that are non-RCIA like a Bible study, faith-sharing groups, etc. Kind of like religious ed for adults, but not classroom-ish.February 24, 2005 at 9:58 pm #3746
Yes, ok, I know what you mean, yes, they offer some good classes and programs, I have heard they are very good, I have had little chance to go to many as I have four kids and my husband works a shift schedule so he has some really weird hours and it is so hard to find a babysitter for four kids, next to impossible and these things at church rarely if ever offer child care but once my children are older I’m going to take full advantage of everything that comes up because some of the programs they offer look really interesting, I want to for sure go to a marriage encounter, that sound so neatFebruary 24, 2005 at 10:17 pm #3747
Hi kamz. I can’t get through on CA. A very frequent problem there. In any case, yes, I think someone should invite our Baptist friends over for a visit. In good faith, I don’t think it should be me. I have in the space of a week already revealed my hand as being a tough contender. It should probably be someone uninvolved, someone with experience in mediating. Maybe even one of the moderators. Please forgive me for talking about a CA matter on this forum. I have to go to work soon and the board is down at CA which it seems to be (at least for me) about every three posts.February 26, 2005 at 3:05 am #3775
I see your from the twin cities, I have a very big family based in and around the twin cities as my mom is from 11 kids and alot of her brothers and sisters live in the cities as do their grown children, grandkids and then my husband is also from 11 kids and he has several sisters and a brother in an around the cities so I’ve been to the Cities of MN a good part of my life, Anoka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Coon Rapids, Savage, Minneapolis, St.Paul, Eagan, and some others I can’t think of right off.
I’m from rural Minnesota and live only 45 minutes from the town I grew up in, I’m very close to my family, mine is small compared to my husbands as there was only 3 kids in our family, Sadly my sister left the Catholic church when she got married but my brother has remained Catholic, his wife was Lutheran but she never really went her whole life and she became Catholic, the best man at their wedding is now a Priest, he is my brothers best friend since child hood but he did not do their wedding as he was still in semenary school at that time, he is alos their daughters God father so thats pretty cool. My sister has never joined her husbands church but she goes every Sunday and they are raising their kids in that church, I really pray that someday she will come back and that her husband will see the Catholic church for the right church for him too, he is a super guy and treats my teacher like a queen but I really am sad that she left the church.
Anyways, I was just blabbing on a little as I was just surfing the net and thought I would post a few lines.
Take Care everyone and have a great evening. ” title=”Very Happy” />February 26, 2005 at 3:11 am #3777
Yeah, cool. I live in the South Metro and am the Director of Senior High Youth Ministry at All Saints in Lakeville.
Which part of the state are you from?February 26, 2005 at 3:13 am #3779
I’m from Crookston, MN. just 22 miles from Grand Forks, ND
I grew up in Fosston, MN. ” title=”Very Happy” />February 26, 2005 at 3:14 am #3780
That sounds like a great job and really rewarding too!! ” title=”Very Happy” />February 26, 2005 at 3:16 am #3781
Oh wow, you’re way up there. ” title=”Very Happy” />
We just had some friends get married in Thief River Falls, but we couldn’t attend because it’s a 6 hour drive (according to the internet).
[quote:re04kb2v]That sounds like a great job and really rewarding too!![/quote:re04kb2v]
Yeah, it sure is. I thoroughly enjoy it. ” title=”Smile” />February 26, 2005 at 3:27 am #3782
Oh, neat, my Aunt and Uncle live in Thief River Falls and my first child was born at the hospital there, my cousin is also living there right now going to the community college to become a RN, Small world
Yes, it was a five hour drive from Fosston my whole childhood going to the cities for Christmas, Easter, etc. lots of Are we there yet? ” title=”Smile” /> So add another hour for T.R.F. and yep, it would be a 6 hour drive ” title=”Sad” />March 1, 2005 at 9:48 pm #3798
Hey everyone, just wanted to post and say Welcome March!!!
I’ve been sick with the flu ” title=”Sad” /> and now 3 of my 4 kids are also sick so I have had no time to post but wanted to stop in quick and say hope everyone is having a great day!! ” title=”Razz” />March 2, 2005 at 12:48 am #3799
[quote:qlgkux8u]Hey everyone, just wanted to post and say Welcome March!!!
I’ve been sick with the flu ” title=”Sad” /> and now 3 of my 4 kids are also sick so I have had no time to post but wanted to stop in quick and say hope everyone is having a great day!! ” title=”Razz” />[/quote:qlgkux8u]
Hope you are feeling better soon. Here is a cup of tea:
[img:qlgkux8u]http://cache.corbis.com/thumb/14/77/67/14776730.jpg[/img:qlgkux8u]March 2, 2005 at 1:28 am #3800
[quote:bbc7w5m2]Hope you are feeling better soon. Here is a cup of tea:
*grins* Isn’t that two cups of tea?
Ps- Kamz- get well soon!March 2, 2005 at 3:22 am #3801
Yes, please get well soon!
I will say a prayer for you and your kids. ” title=”Smile” />March 2, 2005 at 1:12 pm #3803
[quote:393v0yt3][quote:393v0yt3]Hope you are feeling better soon. Here is a cup of tea:
*grins* Isn’t that two cups of tea?
Ps- Kamz- get well soon![/quote:393v0yt3]
My dad always used to make me two cups of tea. The best tea too! He used to be a tea planter. ” title=”Smile” />March 2, 2005 at 5:51 pm #3804
thanks for the prayers everyone, we are slowly coming around, I have one child who has not gotten sick yet so I’m really hoping he doesn’t get this as he was just sick a month ago and he really was down and out for like a week poor thing and I just pray that we don’t go through that again, he is really a little guy, six years old a barely weighs 40 pounds, just a light weight and he eats like a bird so when he gets sick we usually have to take him to the E.R. so they can give him fluids as he dehydrates very easily, so please pray that Matt won’t get sick, thanks all.
Have a Great Day ” title=”Very Happy” />
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