About Me

I am what is known as a “revert” to the Catholic Church. That is a person who was raised Catholic, but then practiced in another Christian faith tradition and then returned home to the Catholic faith.

I was raised in the Catholic faith, attended weekly Mass with my family, recieved the saraments of baptism, reconciliation, first eucharist. I went to CCD classes and then recieved the sacrament of confirmation at the end of 8th grade. Toward the end of High School, my mass attendance started to drop. Later, I then met my wife and eventually we were married in the Catholic Church. She had been baptized in the Catholic Church, but as a small child, her parents started attending the Southern Baptist denomination. A couple of years after our first child was baptized in the Church, we were invited to worship at a large Southern Baptist Church and eventually became practicing members. It was at this point in my life that God started to send me on the path to where I am at today.

While attending the Baptist Church, I started to actually study the Word of God in Sacred Scripture. Through my study, prayer and reflection on Scripture, my love for Jesus grew deeper and deeper. My relationship with the Lord allowed me to start to turn my whole life over to him and to seek what He wanted for my life, instead of what I wanted. Then, all the things that I had learned through my Catholic upbringing began to surface. My Baptist Men’s Bible Study group couldn’t answer all the questions that I started to raise about key aspects of belief. So, I started to investigate on my own; and, it all started to make perfect sense. The Eucharist, our Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, along with knowing the Catholic Church is the true visible Body of Christ, called me back home. I am sure if I had connected the meaning behind what I professed to believe as a Catholic growing up, I would have never ventured from it. After coming back, my wife converted to the faith and our family has been worshipping in the Church ever since.

37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks for your visit to my Blog. I appreciate a visit from a Catholic brother. I believe that all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ make up the true visible Body of Christ – all of us with our different gifts and ministries, who worship Christ, the bread of life, in our different churches, of whom He is the head. We who are many are one body, for we all share the one bread. God bless.

      • I was raised Catholic too. I went to Catholic school from Kindergarten through high school. I never left the faith but certainly did consider it for awhile — not because of anything dramatic or controversial. I just wasn’t getting a lot out of it. But I started putting more into it and finally, have what I want from my faith and faith community. So I can identify with your own journey and somehow going through those questions and doubts inevitably brought me closer to the Catholic Church and to God.

  2. I have been searching someone who has a testimony about the Eucharist in the blog and there you are. I have a pending post about this and may I use your site as related article? Blessings. Perpetua.

  3. A personal story is always greater than any other witness.Thanks for yours, and thanks for your visit to my blog. I’ll keep in touch. Greetings from Scotland and blessings.
    Mike (emmock)

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  5. You have a great blog. I love your personal story as well as your articles.

    If you live in Florida maybe we could work together on an outreach or two. I live in Deland, Fl, how about you.

    Peace’
    George

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by Lessons by Heart. My family attended a Baptist church when I was a teen, so we have that in common. These days I’m all about Jesus. He’s completely captured my heart!

    You have a great blog. I’m looking forward to reading more! 🙂

    \o/

  7. Thank you so much for coming by my blog! I love finding other believers in blog world!!! Love that our light can shine in this medium!!! God bless you!!

  8. Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog http://rosarioedieleyne.wordpress.com/ I was reading yours and is so interesting that now I’m following your blog as well and I’m looking forward for your posts.

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    May the Lord bless you and your family.

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  9. I love how your faith questions drove you to seek after God through His Word and prayer. It is our relationship with Him that truly matters. 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and may God bless you as you continue to seek to please Him!
    ~ Crystal

  10. Thanks for the like at my blog and I would be thrilled for a follow! I look forward to following your and really appreciate your story. When we live our life according to our highest values, wonderful things happen! A very blessed 2015 to you and yours.

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