Sunday, December 4, 2011

I Am A Vagabond Christian

Last night as our family and I were watching a Swedish movie titled "The Christmas Story" the term vagabond was used.  I had seen that word before - one of the travel blogs use it as a a name of the blog.  Somehow, the term vagabond resonated with me....
This morning I am thinking of attending Hope Chapel.  It's hard to explain why.  I don't think I am ready to go back there.  Feelings of stress overwhlem me just with the thought that I am going there this morning.  (And I might even back out by the time I finish this post).  I love being at Calvary Chapel South Maui.  I feel at home there.  I feel secure there.  But my husband somehow do not have the same enjoyment I feel there.  Not that he does not like it, but my guess is he misses our former church, Hope Chapel...

I guess this is the reason why I feel I am a vagabond Christian. A Christian with no permanent church.  Aside from Hope Chapel and Calvary Chapel South Maui, I also love Kumulani Chapel.  I love their Pastor Ricky Ryan (Mr. Super Encourager) and if it's not for the distance (I know, it's not that far, but it's still far from us) we would probably be going there regularly and might settle there as a home church....

I am a Vagabond Christian - at least I am for the moment.  I trust God will lead us to the right church, as a family, one day.  I know where I want to be but my family is also a high priority for me, and I think it's important to go to church as a family... One day I'll find out where....

But in the meantime, I am a Vagabond Christian - at least for a while.  Thank God Christianity is not based on church or religion but on our relationship with Jesus Christ....

vag·a·bond (vg-bnd)
1. A person without a permanent home who moves from place to place.
2. A vagrant; a tramp.
3. A wanderer; a rover.

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a wanderer; nomadic.
2. Aimless; drifting.
3. Irregular in course or behavior; unpredictable.

intr.v. vag·a·bond·ed, vag·a·bond·ing, vag·a·bonds
To lead the life of a vagabond; roam about.


I attended Hope Chapel and had a wonderful time.  It's hard to tell why I feel  stress and anxiety with the tought of going there (they are all very nice there, it's more on my part), but I am glad I overcome it, went and had a blessed time there.  It was a very nice visit.


Karen said...

Awww. I am glad your post ended well. I am sorry it still hurts. Hope you find your perfect church home. It's okay to be a vagabond for a while, but it does get tiring eventually. Love you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Liza, you described me :)
At this time of life enjoy being a Vagabond...
Miss hearing from you.

Anonymous said...

Hi liza.
We have never met.
I too am a vagabond. I recently returned home to Southern California from a five year "vagabonding" journey in Colorado.
I am so restless, and am considering moving to Maui and happened on your blog while doing some church searches.
I have been so blessed to have vacationed in Maui many times, and as everyone MUST also agree, Maui so has my heart!
I have been inquiring about rooms for rent, churches to attend, and possible work options.
If you pick this up and feel led to respond, I would love to hear from you.
I am praying for wisdom, as well as God'spermission to
I am so anxious to settle down and live out the purpose He has for me.
Blessings Liza.