Finish the Sentence Friday

This week’s sentence is In church I learned to…” 

This was a tough one… I am a practicing Catholic go to church almost every Sunday…though the last few Sundays I have not gone because I wasn’t feeling well. Little AC and an overly sweating mom is not a good combination.

Do I talk about going to church when I was younger and not really understanding  and seeing it as a chore. Do I talk about my independent stage when I stopped going and wasn’t sure of my faith. Then I decided to focus on going to church as a mom.

In Church I learned to see God through my son’s eyes. I learned to praise Dino for enjoying putting the envelopes in the baskets, I learned to appreciate it when he hears the priest say God and he starts his own prayer, I take pleasure in him watching with fascination as the priests, alter boy/girls, and communion bearers walk into church. I learned that being the best-dressed, quietest, having more money to give, or having the biggest family doesn’t change the way God sees you. He loves you for you and wants you to honor him with your heart and soul. He knows who truly has faith outside of church and who is just pretending. 

He loves to shakes the priests hands and move to the music, to him having faith is not a chore but a wonderful feeling of joy and pride. Dino loves singing “God is bigger than the boogie man. He’s bigger than you and me.”  from the Veggie Tales. God IS bigger than us all and is always there for us.


And next week’s sentence to finish: “The best and worst parts of blogging are…”

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.



  1. Karen, I have put off taking the gruesome, twosome to church, but do think I am going to have to start soon. Your post gives me hope that they will enjoy it and will come out a with a bit more faith in the end. Thanks for sharing this Karen and for linking up!! 🙂

    • I bring non-crunchy snacks, water, crayons, activity books, and stuffed animals for Dino to play with. I know he is listening even if he is not looking, I rather him be there and keeping buys and quiet than not there at all.

  2. AW!!! Your son is adorable!! I can just imagine him going down the line shaking hands. Precious!! –Lisa

    • He SO loves that part too, he really does love people and want to share his joy..though I don’t force him to shake hands if he feels weird, I want him to trust his instincts…especially since a few months ago a perv came into the hall. He was sitting near one family and kept staring at the kids and the dad kept looking at him. After communion he sat near Dino and I got up and left telling Dino why.

  3. What a gift you are giving your son by sharing your faith at such a young age. And you get one in return by seeing him soak it all in with a child’s eyes.

    • yes, absolutely. I also love that he is so curious about life and other people. I am blessed that he attends a daycare that is filled with so many cultures…to him everyone is different and believes in different things and that is normal.

  4. I love that you used Dino’s perspective and that he knows God is bigger than the boogie man! Awesome. I look forward to the day when my son enjoys church (we often skip it these days – the daycare there lasts about 10 minutes with him and having him in the main area isn’t a great option either – someday!).

    • that is a shame babe…too bad the other parishioners can’t be more accepting of the little guy…I hate when old, crabby ladies give me dirty looks because my son is just being a kid…aren’t you supposed to be a good Catholic, not a crab? LOL

  5. I’m also a Catholic. I remember when my kids were young bringing them to church was a challenge but, like every other aspect of my life, the kids gave me a different perspective on church and religion. I now focus on the community aspect more than the dogma. I also wanted to tell you that I absolutely loved your comment on Finding Ninee. You completely hit on the truth by saying that the very most important thing we can do in our lives is to love and respect one another. NO MATTER WHAT. Thanks for putting it so beautifully.

  6. Great post! When our hearts focus in the right place, God gives us eyes to see so much more. May Dino continue to love God & going to church & never find it a chore. I was your neighbor at the SITS this morning 🙂
    Have a great Saturday!

  7. I understand your initial dilemma of which period of your life do you focus on. After all our beliefs and choices are dynamic and ever changing. I absolutely love the way you completed the sentence with seeing God through your child’s eyes. I find so much gratification in rediscovering the world through my child’s eyes and seeing God through them must be one of the most gratifying sensations. Great post!

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