Out From Under the Umbrella

playing in the rain

Are we there yet?


Reading through this post from Mike at My Omer of Manna and some re-posts from long-time blogging buddy Zoe at Secular Wings encouraged me to go back to the beginning of my own journey. This is where it all started.

Out From Under the Umbrella

I’ve been a Christian for the last 25 years of my life.  A cultural Christian for 10 of those years and a sincerely devoted Christian for the last 15.  I’ve taken and taught discipleship training courses and have subjected myself to loads of apologetics.

Most of the Christians I encounter and am friends with are humble and down to earth. However, when it comes to doubts most of them are pretty certain they’ve arrived.  They know all the pat answers.  They know the “Christianese”.  So do I.  Somehow that just doesn’t cut it for me anymore.  I need more than that.

So I am embarking on a journey.  I’m going my own way.  Does that make me a lost sheep?  Maybe so.  I guess I’ll see where this road takes me.  I’m fearful and excited all at the same time.  I’ve always had questions and doubts and I’ve pressed them…

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6 thoughts on “Are we there yet?

  1. So it has… john.


  2. I’m not sure we ever arrive. I think that’s where all that ‘enjoy the journey’ stuff comes from. 🙂
    And my, look how far you’ve come.


  3. Yes, look how far you’ve come, and along the way have helped others.


  4. Yes, the questioning. Always a pain in the ass for the devout. I remember growing up in a very Catholic household and asking questions all the time because so much of what we believed just didn’t make any sense. When answers fell short I was told that I needed to have faith. Sorry, but wasn’t even close to good enough.


  5. Many of us have been walking right along beside you Ruth. 🙂


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