When I was young I went to a Baptist church, was even Baptist at the age of 5 or 6 years of age. ( I having nothing against Baptist, most all my family are Baptist and love them ). My dad’s family was huge. We all went to church. I remember going to picnics, Christmas family meals, Easter eggs hunt as a family. We were a close family. Then it happened!
My dad passed away when I was nine. My mom moved my sister, two brothers and I to Texas where her brother lived. I did not know anyone there. But it didn’t take me long to make friends 🙂 .. Six months later, my mom remarried and we moved back to Georgia.
We started going to a non-denominational church, the religion was you did nothing from Friday evening to Sunday morning; School activities involvement did not happen, because they always fell on Friday or Saturday. There were no more Family picnics, Family Christmas meals or Holiday gatherings with Family. ( now when I say family, I mean the “Entire Family” aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.) . We even refused gifts when sent to us. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE HURT THAT CAUSED! I and my family were blinded by “RELIGION”. ( We were worshipping the word not our Creator “GOD”)
Two years ago , from trials, hardships, my family and I had to move from where we had lived for thirty years on twenty acres to another place. Let me say here ” GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD” ! God guided us to a beautiful place in a subdivision, ( which I never dreamed we would ever live), with a country setting, quiet and wonderful neighbors and beautiful sunsets. God showed us where we had been worshipping religion instead of Him. OUR EYES WERE OPEN! We are involved in the community with different events and loving it, we have met a lot of our neighbors. We are shining God’s light unto others. We see where we had shut ourselves off from others where God light could not shine.
MORE BLESSINGS!! This year I have started getting back in contact with some of my Aunts, Uncles and cousins that I have not spent time with in over 30 years. I’M SOO EXCITED!!!!
I give praises daily that God showed us the way!!