I don't know how I missed this.
Anyway I'm Sharon Lambert Winsatt. I was 'saved' and baptized in a 'Regular' Baptist church and spent my teen years as an Independent Baptist. Mother was very devout and Father went along with what mother wanted.
I attended Bob Jones University where I met my husband David. We have three children.
Because Husband was raised in a strict harsh cult like fundamentalist atmosphere our children were left to decide for themselves about God and faith. While they respect us and all have a belief in God and do not hold antagonistic attitudes toward people of faith they are all basically un-churched.
I stopped going to church in the late 90s and came close to becoming an agnostic when I was watching a U2 video of all things and decided to give this "God" thing one more try. Husband and I started attending a 'seeker' friendly modern 'rock and roll' church that was affiliated with the Brethren. I was restless. I did research on the Brethren church and noticed all the 'splits'. About this time I was doing family genealogy and noted how my family would change churches from one generation to the next. They started out as Quakers, became Methodists and finally Baptists. I started to think things...like 'why switch churches?" Why not stay in the same church? Why do people believe that one church has more 'truth' than another. Aren't they just going where they feel more comfortable? Why do churches split?" I went online and found beliefnet where a poster named "BibleCatholic' answered all my questions about Catholicism. There was also a Priest on there who cleared up all the myths and misunderstandings I had. My research led me to Catholicism but I'm afraid I don't remember any 'aha' moments. It just slowly started to make more and more sense.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 03. After my treatment was over I told my family what I was planning to do and they all supported me. I was received into the church April of 04. Family is still supportive.
I've came here via beliefnet before my conversion and have been here ever since.