1. Saying Goodbye to a Great Staffer: Edial
    Please help me wish Edial a wonderful blessed journey as he steps down from CF staff.
    His footprint on our ministry will always remain but his presence will be greatly missed. I'm sure he will come around as a member to all his favorite forums but for now please join me at his profile page to wish him many thanks for the years of service he has brought to us all.
    All of us on CF staff will miss him dearly!!
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    1. Rhamiel
      lol that is not ironic, some of the most "on fire" believers are converts... I am sorry to say that far to many cradle Catholics like myself are lukewarm :(
    2. Rhamiel
      welcome to CF my dear sister in Christ, your voice is that of orthodox Catholicism and it is a wave of fresh air in a climate that has been marred and weighed down by heresy and indifference
    3. goldenviolet
      28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
      and he brought them out of their distress.
      29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
      the waves of the sea were hushed.
      30 They were glad when it grew calm,
      and he guided them to their desired haven.
      31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
      and his wonderful deeds for men.
      Psalm 107:28-31
    4. DontTreadOnMike
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    May 2, 1982 (Age: 33)
    student, mom, freelance writer & web designer
    Roman Catholic Church - St Francis
    Fav. Books:
    The Way, Reviving Ophelia, The Fountainhead, Wasted, The Outsiders, Lost Souls, Farnham's Freehold,
    Fav. Verse:
    Deuteronomy 4:29
    Baptism Date:
    Bible Version:
    raised on KJV, then ESV, now reading the NABRE
    End Times View:
    • Amillennialism
    Marital Status:
    Fav. Hymn/ Worship Song:
    Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    Current Prayer Requests:
    stronger faith, salvation for my husband, to know what school/career I should be in, peace with my life, and to be a better wife and mother
    Date accepted Christ / Years as a Christian:
    Personal Testimony - How I became a Christian:
    "I was raised in the church, I knew God with my mind, but not in my heart. I thought I was saved & was baptized - I went to church & "Bible study" and even went on missions trips and even did some ministry, but I did not have a firm foundation in the Word. When I started being faced with challenges to my faith and questions I couldn't answer, it destroyed my belief."

    ...the irony is this is how I began my testimony on here years ago, at a time when I considered myself a pretty strong Christian. I turned from God and rebelled for a couple years after that, but He drew me back and used my expereince of desolation to rebuild a stronger faith in Him with a more solid foundation.

    My background includes many years as an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist, a few years in a Pentecostal Holiness church with an evangelical-megachurch style, contact with with some Hebrew Roots and anabaptist styled sects, and a few years as Reformed/Calvinist. I spent some time at an IFB Bible College and at a Reformed Seminary, but both left me with more questions than answers.

    Through the study of theology, scripture, and church history, I became increasingly drawn to the Catholic Church and traditional Catholicism, despite strong anti-Catholic bias from family and friends and my previous upbringing, and was eventually received into the Roman Catholic Church, which I am convinced is the Church Christ founded and where I have found the fullness of truth.
    I'm in my 30s, female, and married. I live in western North Carolina & am a college student again, after a few years as a stay at home mom & wife and previous work in real estate and corrections.

    I come from a fundamentalists Baptist backgrounds and travelled through a few other groups and denominations before discovering my home in the Roman Catholic Church.

    I used to post on here a fair amount but left because of a lot of changes in my life. I'm still in the process of change, reading scripture, praying, & and seeking the Lord, hoping to find the right answers and grow in faith. I'm one of those people who wants to know the *right* answer to everything, which is frustrating with so many doctrines and interpretations out there.

    I'm also a high-functioning autistic, although I was diagnosed before Asperger's became a common diagnosis and come across more like an Aspie than what most people think of as autistic.

    apologetics, cybersecurity, web design, women's issues, politics, theology, survivalism, disaster preparedness, self-sufficiency, frugal living, homemaking, liberty, feminism, writing



    Soul of Christ, sanctify me

    Body of Christ, save me
    Blood of Christ, inebriate me
    Water from the side of Christ, wash me
    Passion of Christ, strengthen me
    O good Jesus, hear me
    Within Thy wounds hide me
    Permit me not to be separated from Thee
    From the malignant enemy defend me
    In the hour of my death call me
    And bid me come unto Thee
    That with thy Saints I may praise Thee
    Forever and ever