October 06, 2005

My decision

Well, Dear Reader, after much thought, probably more thought than I've ever put into anything, I made a decision. This past Friday, September 30th, I became a Christian.

I've not told anyone in my family except for my Dad. He converted several years ago so I knew he would understand my reasons. He was very supportive and seemed really happy for me. I will tell my brother when I see him in December. I don't know if I'll ever tell my Mom.

It's funny. I went to Church with a friend of mine last night. Folks down here are big on Wednesday night church. I don't know why, but I'm sure I'll learn. It's more of a study time than an actual worship service. You gather at the church, eat supper, then move into study classes. No, that's not the funny part. The funny part was when they introduced me to another guy who used to be Jewish. We said 'hi', I found out he was from Philly, and that's about it. I'm not sure if they thought we'd hit it off or something or we'd have this whole "You used to be a Jew? Wow! So was I!" kinda conversation, but it didn't happen. To be honest, the guy was kind of a schlub. A nice guy, but still kinda schlubby.

I'll write more about this later. Gotta run. Just wanted you to know what was going on around here.


Were you baptized?
You sound really happy, and that makes me happy. :D

Posted at October 6, 2005 11:24 AM

Gotta do a Seinfeld quote, can't resist:
"He's converting to Christianity? We usually get them, not lose them!"

Posted at October 6, 2005 01:08 PM

What denomination? Please not Southern Baptist, please not Southern Baptist)

Posted at October 6, 2005 03:03 PM

congrats, howard. i was raised southern baptist (gasp, chris) but am being confirmed in the episcopal church in the next couple of weeks, so on a smaller scale, i know what you mean about breaking the news to family. good luck.

Posted at October 7, 2005 05:12 PM

Good for you!! I trust that you are pleased with yourself. Are grinning from ear to ear??

Posted at October 7, 2005 05:28 PM

I hope that through this act you find the fulfillment you are searching for, Howard.

Posted at October 9, 2005 06:04 AM

Just found your blog through someone elses and caught this writing. Congratulations! God bless you! This was a very uplifting thing to read!!

Posted at October 17, 2005 02:23 PM