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A Time for Change

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

I grew up in a Baptist church, attending Bible school and going to church camp for a couple of weeks during summers. My mom's parents were active members, with my grandfather being a deacon and my grandmother the church secretary. I believe my aunt was even the organist at one time. It was during my middle school years that my parents stopped going to church on a regular basis. Our church had moved and I guess they just didn't want to make the drive. As a teenager and young adult, I went through that crazy phase, and although church was far from my mind, I still kept my Bible and believed that the man upstairs watched over me. Over the years, I got married and had two kiddos. My husband came from a huge church family of pastors and sometimes I suspect they thought he would follow in those same footsteps. There have been times when I thought they blamed me for standing in his way. We all make our own choices and the choices we made through the years took us away from the church, but not away from God. I was raised a Baptist and baptized when I was 11 years old. Our kids while not raised in church were taught and raised believing in God and the Bible. I even incorporated it into our homeschool.

It has taken me a long time to shed light on some things in my life. But after many years, my faith has been shaken by some of the beliefs I was raised with and my decision to move away from the Baptist faith was cast. For years I have been listening to a local radio station, and on Sunday mornings it is full of different sermons ranging from Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and even Scientology. I started reading more in depth about the different denominations, and one day chose to look a few churches up online and watch a few of the sermons. I started focusing more on Presbyterian (PCA). The more I watched and read, the more I started to feel a pull towards their beliefs. Of course just about anything you Google these days will trend on your Facebook page, and that is when I came across Fort Wort Presbyterian Church. In the last month and a half, I have been listening to the pastor of FWPC, Pastor Brandon Eggor. I absolutely love watching and listening to his sermons. It has made me look forward to my Sunday mornings and my Bible is now seeing the use it deserves. Right now, I watch via Facebook Live, but I hope one day that I will be able to attend a church service in person. It would be even better with my family. 🙏🏻

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