To church or not to go to church
I miss going to my last church for the fellowship and friends that I had. It was a Christian and Missionary Alliance church that I had attended in Ketchikan AK that was a very, very good church; they really got together in home groups and studied the bible, met and prayed together and ate together. I loved that church; I truly felt like that was as close as it was supposed to be. They still had the Sunday morning church but that fellowship gatherings they had was awesome. I really, really miss it.
I have been in churches down south (lower 48 to y'all) where it was more like an organization rather than believers gathering to worship God. I've been to churches where they preach about tithing and the world's troubles and turmoil and go a whole sermon without giving a msg of salvation and I always left feeling like I missing something here.
The hardest part of living in Alaska is being so far away from my old friends and family which are located down south. Especially now that my mom's been diagnosed with colon cancer, my husband's mother had a heart attack and is ailing in a nursing home, my foot has numerous fractures and I've had to wear a walking cast for over a month now with no end in sight and that's why my title is...Dear God, help me enjoy the joy.
A cool site to check out is Randy Alcorn's website: www.epm.org
I would also seriously recommend his books (I've read the fiction) - they are terrific!