A Discussion about the Apostle’s Creed

I have not been attending church regularly since Connor was confirmed. I attended until then because at his baptism I made a personal vow. Upon his confirmation I believe I had fulfilled this vow.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe in God and my relationship with him is very important to me. But, I have questions and I feel these questions if asked publicly would make many people uncomfortable. I am also not good at confrontation.  These factors made it just easier to not attend.

But I find myself missing it and wonder if Amy and I can find a church home, specially with two very different religious perspectives…

The following is the Apostle’s Creed marked to reflect my current beliefs, I think.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

What say you?

Pray for Password

Today, I received an email form a customer needing my assistance. She was not going to be available while I worked on her account so she included her password, pray4dad. I really like this idea. With a little thought, it turned a mundane everyday task into a daily reminder to seek out God.

Honestly, I am not good at prayer. I do not pray on a regular basis and feel presumptuous to spends God’s time on mine fairly insignificant problems when I do. But the next time, I am required to change a password, maybe I can think about someone in my life that I should be praying for.