9 comments on “It’s not just my last name… *Blog Carnival

  1. “God loves us all” is too easy an answer. “Pray about it” is another. I think perhaps we should pray for your reconciliation, for you to find a place of relationship with others. Thanks for sharing your story; it’s a lesson we all need to learn.

  2. I appreciate that you took the time to write and to participate in our Blog Carnival today. I have to admit that I was stuck for a bit about what to write, then one poem came, “St. Catherine’s Vision”, and then a second, “Church”, that was tripped by another’s words. I like the discipline of these one-word prompts. They ask us to think about ideas, issues, etc., that we might otherwise avoid. Always write from the heart, with honesty, and your story will remain yours. Thank you for sharing that story with us.

  3. Nick, I’m really happy your decided to post. I know many will relate to your story… for one reason or another.

    Thanks for being so honest and sharing your heart… you are such a wonderful and supportive friend!

  4. I’m a pastor’s daughter and so I can identify with being hurt by church people. All of the biggest injuries in my life have been caused by church people…

    Nick, the Bible says that the world will know we’re Christians by our love. I’m sorry you haven’t always been well-loved by church people. Thank God that He has touched your heart enough to keep it soft in the midst of some unloving circumstances that might really harden others against church people!

    In one of the other posts on the Carnival today, one of the other bloggers referred to “church” as a “network of believers.” I pray that God will continue to surround you with a network of believers who love you the way Jesus would have them love you.

    You have quite a testimony and I believe that God intends to use it. THANK YOU for sharing it here!

  5. well, no, it is not easy for me to put my finger on what church is. i have come to the conclusion that it is much like a lot of things between humans and God … it just can not be put into a box and labeled because it is alive and bigger than we can comprehend. even though we have a lot of knowledge…enough to get us into a lot of trouble it seems, we don’t know it all…and that seems to me where faith comes in.

    it will be good getting to know one another here.

    may the God of hope
    fill you with all joy and peace
    as you trust in Him
    so that you may overflow with hope
    by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    romans 15 : 13

    it looks like no one’s life is without it’s struggles.
    we are all people of need of the Love of God, learning how to give the Love of God.

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