Update: The My Story Page is no longer password protected. Thanks – Jana
Over the last week, I’ve corresponded with a number of people regarding a new page on my blog. It’s titled My Story…
To be perfectly honest it should be called Our Story because so many people I know can relate. I wish I knew why the church in general has caused so much grief for the people who comprise its membership and leadership. I’m learning in all of my years of attending and serving the church, heartache is rampant and abuse is on the rise. It saddens me to think about the number of people who find pain when all they are longing for is peace.
There is so much to say and I wish I could talk personally with every person reading this right now. Barry and I know how difficult it can be to recover from wounds caused by the church and/or by its leadership. Thankfully, after years of heartache we are in a place of healing. A place we never really thought existed. For us it’s been a combination of many, many things. A relationship with God, a healthy church and time. Lot’s of time reading, sitting in silence, crying, laughing and then finally realizing that we are loved and valued by our Heavenly Father. We can and do hear His voice, understand His direction and enjoy His company. We have started our journey back to our First Love and it is amazing.
For anyone that would like to read my story and follow along as I recall our journey please feel free to do so. Because these posts are a little more in-depth and personal I have placed a password on them. I understand this is a bummer, but I truly want people to feel free to leave their comments and questions without feeling like everyone in cyberspace will read them or critique them. 🙂
I appreciate all of the support and the outpouring of love I have received from this blog. It has also been part of the healing process for me and I am so thankful!
If you would like for me to send you the password you can contact me via email at jana (dot) bishop (at) gmail.com or you can call, text or facebook me.
Oh…and I will continue doing weekly posts on the Home page as usual…just in case you were wondering.
Many Thanks and Much Love,