Sunday, October 26, 2008

A couple weeks ago, my church and another church decided to merge and become one (or was it more of a take-over?). It's kinda like a marriage. In order to become one, both sides (one more than the other) give up certain things. There is a lot of adjustment involved. The newness is both stressful and exciting.
Limbo is over. It's a little bit sad. It's so final, and it almost seems like a betrayal to the church we used to be. But we will never be that church again, so we must pick ourselves up and move on.
I don't mean to sound like this is a bad thing. There is a lot of good that comes out of this new mix. I love the new people in our church family. It's just that I am still mourning the loss of so many friends that have left during the last 8 months. Wondering why. Not understanding.
hmm... my intention was for this to be an excited blog post. I guess it didn't quite work out that way.


Liz Nyenhuis said...

Wow. You blogged a lot over the past few days. I'm sorry that your church isn't what it used to be but, like marriage, I hope this union brings out the best of both churches.

Kendra said...

It's going to be a process of listening to God in order to know if this is still where we belong.

I AM pretty much still happy there, I just don't know if it is where God wants us.

Luckily, there is no hurry. We can take our time to listen to Him and do as He sees fit.

Right now, I think our minds are clouded by mourning. We are mourning what we as a church used to be. And even more, we are mourning to loss of many friends who are no longer there (still friends with everyone- we just miss them).