Sunday, December 18, 2011

Short Story of the Ray Family Conversion with Pictures

by Steve Ray on December 18, 2011

I finally decided to write a brief story of our conversion story. It is easy to read in about 15 minutes, about our coming into the Catholic Church. Janet and I converted to the Catholic Church in 1994 but it still seems like yesterday.

It has not grown old and we are still thrilled with our discovery. We still get tears of joy. I hope you enjoy the story and can pass it on to others..

Please share it freely with others. Use Twitter, Facebook and other means.

We post it with prayers that it will help many others find their way to the fulness of the Catholic Faith too.

My last line, like that in my book Crossing the Tiber is: “We are not the first to cross the Tiber; we won’t be the last – we are in good company!”


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Rent to Own – God Wants to Move In and OWN

by Steve Ray on December 18, 2011

The Father knocks on my door, seeking a home for his Son.

“Rent is cheap,” I say.
“I don’t want to rent, I want to buy,” says God.

Rent.jpg“I’m not sure I want to sell, but please come in to look around.“
“I think I will,” says God.

“I might let you have a room or two,” I say.
“I like it,” says God. “I’ll take the two rooms. You might decide to give me more some day. I can wait,” says God.

“I’d like to give you more, but it a bit difficult. I need some space for me,” I say.
“I know,” says God, “but I’ll wait; I like what I see.”

“Hmm, Maybe I can let you have another room. I really don’t need that much.“
“Thanks,” says God. “I’ll take it. I like what I see.“

“I’d like to give you the whole house, but I’m not sure.“
“Think on it,” says God; “I would not put you out. Your house would be mine and my son would live in it. You’d have more space than you’ve ever had before.“

“But, I don’t understand at all,” I say.
“I know,” says God, “but I can’t tell you about that. You have to discover it for yourself. That can only happen if you let me have the whole house.“

“That’s a bit risky,” I say.
“Yes,” says God, “but try me.“

“I’m not sure. I’ll let you know.“
“I can wait,” says God. “I like what I see.”