The Beatles wrote a song titled, “The Long and Winding Road.” I think that best describes the spiritual path I’ve taken in this life. Let’s see, I was raised Wisconsin Synod Lutheran, joined a spiritual recovery program, became an Episcopalian, stopped being Episcopalian, attended a Four-Square Gospel Church, stopped attending a Four-Square Gospel Church, attended a Spiritual Group, married a Roman Catholic woman, and ultimately became a Roman Catholic. Throughout it all I remained and grew spiritually. At this point I no longer have any need or desire to change churches again, I have found everything I could ever hope for to practice my faith in The Roman Catholic Church. As for my spiritual path, it winds on because it must wind on!
|A recent Picture of Me in Front of St. John's Omro, |
the church I attended as a child.
Ok, so let me back up a bit. I really didn’t start living a spiritual based life until my back was up against the wall and I had to turn to something greater than myself. When I was a child growing up and attending church with my mom and my grandparents, I was just going through the motions and not really connecting to anything or anyone greater than me. I eventually became an adult and stopped attending church altogether, because, well…who needs that right? I mean, when you’re young and invincible like I thought I was, I really didn’t think I needed God. In June of 1995 that all changed and I found myself between a rock and a hard place! It was then and there that I threw up the white flag and surrendered. I had been trying all of my life to run the show, and I was doing a horrible job of it. I needed God!
I have been practicing living a spiritual life ever since that fateful day, and I am living a life I never thought possible. While I am not loaded financially, I am richly blessed with good health a loving wife and daughter, great friends, a home I own, plenty to eat, nice clothes and all of the material things I need. Most of all, I am richly blessed spiritually and have a peace inside that I could never find on my own. I have hope, I have purpose, and I have love!
I believe that there is a spiritual path for everyone and it is my hope, that through this blog I can share my experience, and learn from the experiences of others. I will share some of the methods I have learned to grow spiritually and in turn hope that you, the readers, will share your experiences with me. Please feel free to comment and connect with me; I welcome all comments whether you agree with me or disagree with me as long as they are in the spirit of love.
Until the next time, Happy Gardening!