My children's book collection is growing while my time is shrinking! Rather than skip blogging altogether, I thought I would repost my Catholic conversion (reversion) story here, that I have been writing for my email newsletter. Enjoy!
A younger me, with my sweet friend Lauren, who encouraged me to sew!
Earlier, I spoke about my strong childhood faith which gradually faded to “going through the motions” by the time I hit my teens. To be sure I still prayed and went to Mass- my prayers were pretty self-centered and childish at the time (mainly I kept asking God for a boyfriend, in my angsty-teen way). I’m sorry to say that not much changed into young adulthood. At 22 I was a college graduate, a small business owner for two years (sculpting and producing ceramic horses from my little apartment), living on my own with my little gray cat, pretty darn lonely and likely a little depressed. I knew I needed to move; but where? I briefly discussed moving in with a cousin, but there was not a good place to run my ceramic kiln. But then God opened a door; one of my best friends, my ceramic mentor who lived in North County San Diego, told me that her nearby cousin was looking for a roommate. I’d met her a couple of times and liked her, plus I relished the chance to move out of L.A. It all worked out and I found myself in the house of a sweet girl who would become one of my dearest friends. She was also a fervent Christian, and invited me to join the Bible study she was hosting at her house, through her Evangelical Free church. I knew my faith life needed a boost, so I heartily agreed, and met some wonderfully on-fire Christians as we studied the Word of God each week in the living room. I really enjoyed those sessions, but questions would pop up here and there, that I had no clue about. The group had a mixed faith background and frequented churches of various denominations in the area, so there were many viewpoints shared around. As a Catholic, I had been lamenting for years that I was not taught much about my faith, but suddenly it dawned on me; I’m a grown woman! If I want to know something, I can look it up! This would lead me down a path into a bright new world, and there was no looking back.
Stay tuned for more!