Church or Coffee Shop?

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Church or Coffee Shop?

"Church or Coffee Shop?" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Have you ever been faced with this choice?

Maybe not so close together because you don't want to be seen.

I pretty much went to church my whole life.

Then, in 2010, I abruptly left the ministry and the church.

I remember my first Sunday not working as a pastor. 

I smoked a nice cigar. 

I went for a walk.

People driving by honked their horns at me to say hi on their way to church.

It was wonderful. 

It felt like a holiday.

But, it took a while to sink in that I had just radically changed my life.

Things were never going to be the same again.

It took me a while to feel like I wasn’t transgressing.

But once I got over that, Sunday morning is my most precious morning of the week.

I’m not against church attendance. There’s a church Lisa and I will visit when we can that we enjoy.

And if you know of one that you like, take advantage of it.

Like I say, “Stay if you can, leave if you must."

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