Tuesday, June 15

Looking for a Place to Belong

I was looking for a picture to go with today's post, and butterflies kept popping up. This one was in a collection called "believe." I stopped looking. I figured the butterfly had something to say to me. So I went and looked to see what butterflies typically symbolize.

I found a site called Gardens with Wings. This is what I found. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.

I planned to tell you all today about something that I've been thinking. I've been looking for a church here in my area to try to find a place to belong. I don't know exactly what I'm looking for. I'm only hoping to recognize it when I find it--if I find it. I know some things I won't feel comfortable with--I can't go back to a church like my old "home church." I don't even know if I can go back at all.

Am I looking for a "high church" kind of place? I've never been the "praise Jesus!" kind of girl, so I probably won't feel comfortable in a church where people raise their hands in the air to worship. I have a list of churches that have something that interests me--I researched it on the Internet. That seems strange. Who researches churches on the Internet and compiles a list in an Excel database? Apparently I do.

I don't know when I'll have the courage to dive in and start visiting the places on my list. Pray with me, y'all, please. Pray FOR me. Maybe my soul is trying to come back to life. I think it wants to find home.

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