Last year I when I turned my life upside down
I realised that I needed a new place to attend church.
It's weird isn't it. You would think that because I grew up in a cult,
and because so many very bad things happened to me in a Church,
that I would think Church wasn't for me.
But actually my faith is an important part of who I am
and I'm not letting it go.
But also my faith has changed a lot over the years.
Thank goodness for that.
Today my faith is something that is at the core of who I am.
It is about how I think, how I act and how I love those around me.
It is not something I do.
It is something I am.
I am deb.
I believe in something bigger than myself.
That belief, gives me a future and a hope.
So last year when I wanted a place where I felt safe
but where I could see faith in action, I ended up at St Marks Anglican.
I had gotten to know the vicar's wife.
And she is a real gem of a lady.
I thought, well Elizabeth is lovely (and non judgmental)
maybe it is safe to go there.
Turns out I love the Anglican style of worship.
I love how inclusive they are.
I love how non judgemental they are.
I love how it is not a performance.
It's just completely practical.
Ask for forgiveness.
Ask for help.
Declare your faith.
It's working for me.
That's how I became an accidental anglican.