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Saturday, June 03, 2006
HI! I'm Meg..
Wow! So excited to find this blog! I have been reading for a couple of days, wondering if I should post and what I would say. As I read through most of your blogs and read the introductions, I felt more and more at home. I couldn't believe how many times I would read a sentence and think, I was just thinking/feeling that the other day! So cool!

Anyway, My name is Meg and I am 26. I live in State College, PA with my husband Eric of four years. No kids...but a great dog named Buck. We have just bought a house and love it! We are originally from North Carolina, so living in PA has been a bit of a shock to us this year. We have though made great friends, have great jobs and are overall very, very blessed.

I have spent the last two years struggling, questioning, running from, and crying over my faith. I have read so many of the same books that you all have mentioned and have finally found peace in the journey that I am on. I still have a lot of questions but I am thankful to have found a place to express myself that feels safe. I have recently been dialoging with my dad regarding my faith and the new things I am thinking and praying about. My dad is very much a conservative evangelical and while our conversations have been healthy, I worry he thinks I'm going off the deep end. In fact, in talking with my brother today he said my dad is worried about me. That hurts. So again, I look forward to being a part of this conversation as I feel like it is somewhere I actually feel I fit.

If you want to know more about my spiritual journey at this point check out my blog at walkon2006.blogspot.com

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
posted by Meg at 2:40 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 6/03/2006 04:07:00 PM, Blogger From the Margins

    Welcome to the conversation, Meg ... glad to hear that you have found some safe, sameness with the conversations started.

    What attracts you to the emerging conversation?

  • At 6/03/2006 07:31:00 PM, Blogger Meg

    I find that it is a place that I can fit. I feel so out of place at most of the church communities that I grew up with. I love that I can ask questions about the bible about God, be angry and most importantly, I feel that it is a conversation about the future. It is important to reach a world that has been so badly hurt by people who claim to be followers of Christ. I want to be a part of changing the image that most people have of Christ. I'm still asking a lot of questions though...but I think that is healthy.

    I find it hard though to embrace and love my religious past that did great things for my journey.

    What about you?

  • At 6/06/2006 07:37:00 PM, Blogger lydia

    What sort of religious past did you have, Meg?

    Were you a PK, too?

  • At 6/10/2006 08:02:00 PM, Blogger Meg

    I grew up in the Church of Christ. I'm currently going through discussions about this stuff with my dad...and you guessed it...I heard from my brother that he is "worried". Which doesn't help me as I try to embrace my past.

    anyway..what is PK?


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