What makes one a Christian? How should Christian life be lived? Who decides what Christianity is? What did Jesus mean by the Kingdom of God? How can I grow in faith, love, and holiness?
Concrete Life explores all these questions and more, together with our families, joyfully living out our faith in the fullness of truth that is found in the Catholic Church. Jesus Christ did not intend to leave Christians to be orphans while living life on earth. There is a plan and meaning for each and every soul, and the Catholic Church supplies the direction and guidance we need to fully become what God created each of us to be.
The enemy has hidden the truth by dividing Christians, creating chaos and confusion. Make no mistake, we are in a war and doing spiritual battle daily! He has caused Christians to fear the source of their strength and perseverance, the very milk of our Mother Church–the Sacraments! He has created mistrust of the witness of our own family, extending back generations upon generations, all the way to the Apostles. We are not afraid to proclaim the truth, that we must strive for unity, submit to authority, and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit embodied in the Magesterium of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Bekah — Born into a protestant family in 1977, I was reborn into the Catholic Church in 2004. My husband is a cradle Catholic who returned to the Church along with me. As of this writing, we have eight children, from 15 years old down to 1 year old twins. I am not a perfect Catholic, but I do my best to form my conscience according to the Church and live according to that formation. It’s not easy, sometimes not pretty, but it definitely keeps life interesting.
Brian — Father of eight, I love my kids and my lovely wife, Bekah. Since I was about 14 years old I wanted to be a comic book artist but that didn’t pan out. Now I’ve just finished getting a degree in Digital Media and trying to start a career in making movies and other visual media-type stuff. I am a cradle Catholic that faded away from the church when my family stopped going at about age 12. Now, I’ve come back to the church along with my wife and have grown in my faith and understanding of the church.
Steve — May the peace of Christ fill you with abounding joy, the Holy Spirit with a song, and our Lady show you her immaculate heart. I am a husband of 20 years, a father of 12, and a son of 1 God in 3 persons. I hope you find our site a source of spiritual encouragement, as I am greatly encouraged in sharing my faith, hope,and love.
It is always good to meet a fellow convert! Welcome.
Bekah! Are you the same Bekah who used to frequent the Crossed the tiber? Glad to see you back again’God bless
Yes! I sorta fell off the earth when the twins came around. LOL
FYI – you’ve been nominated: http://catholicdiatribes.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/two-blog-awards/