Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Jogging and old friend found Jesus... was he lost?

I'm up to jogging about 3 evenings a week on the treadmill! Thanks Husband!
We trade off nights to jog and it is working out well, so far. My mood has already improved and Husband even said I seem less cranky:)

I recently got in touch with an old friend. We met when we were 11 and when we were about 22 we totally lost touch. She got married and had a child at age 21 and I was off moving around the country. As I've mentioned before, my 15 year high school reunion is coming up and that is how she found me. We finally spoke yesterday for the first time in like 11 years! I won't go into detail about her former self... but she was a "party girl" with a good heart. She is still married to the same man and they have both "found the word" or went back to the Lord... I can't remember what she said exactly because I was knocked to the floor with her constant talk of the Bible and Jesus. I've written briefly here about my own struggles with religion and trying to find my way. I admit I'm confused and often searching for something to believe in. I am so happy that she has found peace and fulfillment with her church but I can't help thinking that we will find little common ground now. She talked about her friends who aren't on the same path as her and said that their problems in life stem from the fact that they aren't following Jesus' teachings. I do have a problem with that. Any religion that I do decide to bring to my children (if I do) would have to be accepting and believing that God doesn't punish those who don't believe a certain way. I am for gay rights, women's rights, and mostly a liberal point of view. I wouldn't teach my children that other kids are suffering because their parents don't read the Bible. Anyway, I hope that this old friendship can become a new friendship because I really need a good friend now. I'm lonely for the friendship women share and at times feel almost desparate to be able to hang out with some girls. But that's for another post.


Molly said...

Who is it? I think I know. Maybe not, I was only like 6 or 7 then. Oh wait, I know! I have no idea.

Molly said...

Who is it! I think I know. Maybe not, I was only like 6 or 7 then. Oh wait, I know! I have no idea.