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Becoming Faithful

Becoming Faithful
faithful woman with arms open facing river and pink sky
My parents are not religious at all, and when I asked my mother why she baptized me, she said it was the right thing to do. Both being in their early twenties, the Catholic tradition offered guidance as they raised their children.
 
Growing up attending a Catholic elementary school opened the doors to a life of faith.  I have both fond and not so fond memories. During my teenage years, I didn’t think I needed a religion and attended a public high school.  
The importance of God became less and less in my life.
 
After finishing university and beginning the first stages of adult life – reality hit.
 
Life was hard. Relationships were hard. I was having a hard time dealing. Life was spiraling out of control. I was making the wrong choices and before I realized it I was full of shame and disappointment.
 
Then people started dying. Five people in my life died in a 2 year period. For a variety of reasons, from young to old. In my mind and in my heart I knew there had to be a higher purpose of living on this earth.
 
And that’s how my journey to faith as an adult began. I questioned the purpose of life – questioned Christianity – questioned everything.
 
I’m not a theologist, but I do have experience losing faith, having doubts and finding faith again. I’ve experienced something supernatural that proved to me there is a God.  A God who loves us unconditionally.  
Over the last few years, I’ve had friends ask me how I apply my faith to my everyday life.   Sometimes its hard to share verbally, so I’ve chosen to write it down instead.

My hope is through this blog, I will able to share my process of how I got to where I am today in my faith.  I will offer resources, ideas, suggestions for you to try in your life.

My journey toward faith is changing daily. As I dive into scripture and meditate, I’m learning more about this a divine power. Yes, this divine power we have access to – we just need to learn how to connect with it.

 

 

 

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