(Disclaimer: It is late and I am tired. Anything I say here is most likely tainted by fatigue and thus cannot be taken offensively)
Please excuse me as I go on a rant here.
I would love to find a "home" church here in Texas. One where you don't have to be a big financial backer, don't have to be part of one of the main families that dominate the church, one where I can send my kids to children's church while I get spiritually fed with other adults. A church that when I am absent, someone actually notices. I want the "church next door". Do you hear me? This is good stuff. (Note: tone of sarcasm there) I also am not ready to deal with a church that has constant "issues".
Yes, I am from California. Get over it. No, I don't already know where everything is here, or how things are done. I tire of people assuming that I should already know, or they assume that I must be a snob since I am from California. (ok, so maybe I am a bit of a snob) I also find it rude that so many people think that nothing good exists in California. Yes, I miss my home state. I am here now and trying to make the best of life. I sure as heck didn't "get here as fast as I could". Texas isn't perfect either.
I admit I find it slightly distressing that before my sons start dating (which we have a few more years to go before they hit that stage) we have to find out if they are related to the girl first. Yes, the town is that small.