Man, I was doing really good with this posting every day thing until business got busy and things went haywire around here. I think I’m going to have to just give in to the fact that daily, or even weekly, is just totally impossible this time of the year. I can’t even believe it’s been over a month.
Anyway, I’m still reading… I think I’m somewhere in 1 Kings right now. I think I’ve decided that once I get done with the Old Testament read-through that I’m going to start on topical studies instead of going back book by book.
This is mainly because I don’t have time to do both, and because there are a couple of studies that I really want to get started on (but I don’t have the time right now anyhow).
I thought I’d settled on the church I was going to, but things got weird. The fact that they had absolutely no interest in my becoming a member, after a year, but were perfectly willing to have me help with things and participate in services was getting on my nerves. But then the pastor avoided answering a few simple questions, started preaching the same sermon over and over and over again (something like 9 out of the last 12 sermons I was there for were the same basic message), and the general lack of compassion in the church for non-christians started becoming more and more apparent.
Before I moved here I’d almost become convinced that there were no decent churches left. I thought I’d found one there but that’s obviously not the case. So I’ve spent the past several weeks searching for a church again and it’s not looking promising. There are some very bizarre practices in this area, and some very bizarre people.
Pray for me — it’s hard to search for a church when you’re anti-social. I’m having a hard time meeting this many new people without losing my mind.