Today I’m kicking off a series over at All Done Monkey called Parenting & Faith; a series I am SO excited about! I have read Leanna’s blog for some time now and can’t wait to see the rest of this series unfold. There are so many things I want Daniela to take away from her childhood, but faith — a belief in something bigger than herself, is vitally important to me. Start reading my guest post below then follow the link for the rest!
A Christmas Eve service excluded, my family and I haven’t been to church in a year. I don’t know if I’ve given up on church exactly, but I know that I wasn’t getting what I needed — and neither was Daniela, my 10 year old daughter.
Faith has always been the foundation of my life. Faith and dreadfully boring church services. From the time I was a small babe until I quit my Christian college, I went to church three times a week, at least. I know every Bible story by heart and can still recite most of the Proverbs. I learned the Golden Rule, but I also learned that God is angry and punishes unbelievers with an eternity in a fiery hell. When I compare that concept with the Christ I met in the New Testament, it just doesn’t add up. I can’t reconcile a loving, merciful, patient father-like God with this being that says “I give you one human lifetime to figure it out or I’ll throw you in the fire FOREVER” (Cue evil villain laugh). Click here to keep reading on All Done Monkey!