"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Awesome Night!

Last night my family and I went to have fellowship with a couple of families in Rockledge. Ever since we started home churching we have been looking forward to getting with these families to just have that time together and let the kids get to know each other etc. Well here's what awaited us. We pull up and we see not one, not two, not three, but like 7 cars all in and around the driveway. We think "Huh, I guess they invited a few more families." No biggy. We can do this. We walk in and the place was just exploding with kids and parents. We only knew the one family that invited us but you would have thought that we had known everyone for years. They were all so friendly and inviting. We had already eaten since it was 7 o'clock. We didn't know that we weren't supposed to and that there would be food there lol. Our informant is not into giving much detail ha ha! Anyway that's fine. But here's the thing....there were around 7-8 families and over 30 kids! You heard right over 30! Ranging in age from in the womb to 19. Now people that know me probably thought I was ready to turn and run (working in a daycare, being a teacher, being a camp counselor, these are all things that I could guarantee you as a teenager I didn't want to be lol) but it was actually very awesome to see this. After everyone ate they called everyone inside and the kids sat scattered around the floor, then someone grabbed a guitar, well actually 3 or 4 someone's grabbed their guitars and they just started playing praise and worship music. It was amazing that with those many kids it was as quiet and wonderful as it was (minus the singing of course). But a lot of that goes into the parents training the children but that's another post lol. Anyway they played a few songs and then a passage out of the bible was read and discussed. I just have to say that it was soooo refreshing to get around people who have the same convictions as we do. The young ladies and girls all looked so pure and lovely and the boys, well they were still boys but very obedient. They only meet once a month right now but I can see this developing into a home church environment that we would love to be a part of. Don't get me wrong we aren't against conventional churches, in fact we used to be a part of a huge church but really felt led to do something on a smaller more personal level. Well I just had to share about this awesome night spent making new friends and fellowshipping with old ones. I'm tired though cause we didn't get home till almost 10:30 and I go nigh nigh around 8:30 lol. But I survived!

One of the ladies I talked to that night knows some Mormons that sell their wheat for $8.00-$9.00 for 25 lbs of hard wheat. I am definitely getting in on that. Since our Wild Oats closed I don't have anywhere to buy my wheat so that was an answer to prayer. I love home made bread MMMMM! Okay I'm done.
Thanks for reading about a bit of my life. I sure do enjoy reading about some of yours. I've grown to really look forward to visiting everyone's blogs and getting to know you better. You know who you are lol.
xoxoxoxox,

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun. Wish we could go. :)

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  2. That does sound like a neat group. We've considered hosting a home church before. We've been in small group as a part of a church before and loved it. As a matter of fact we are working to start one now in our home. Schedules got really hectic during the summer and so we stopped meeting until school starts back up and people get back into a routine.

    I think our large church is actually promoting having some home groups for worship. Our group was more of a Bible study and fellowship time.

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  3. I'm so glad the internet explorer/sitemeter thingy is fixed. I have missed you! It sounds like a wonderful evening. When will the homemade bread be ready? I think I can smell it all the way in Texas. :-) Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  4. That is SO nice!! I especially like the smaller groups. Good for you!!

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  5. Oh Wow, that is awesome. What a way to fellowship and support each other. Those will become some of your best friends. When we lived in Enid and was active in the church there, they would encourage smaller gatherings of several families. Now that we have moved, we have not gotten connected to a new church yet. We need to get that done.

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  6. My heart just longs for that. I was so uncomfortable in church today. I am EVERY time I go. I love the Lord. I get into His word evvery day in form or another...I try to live everything He teaches us. But I just can't get into church. One lady even commented to me about my absence during one Bible study, and as I was telling her why I wan't there, she said, "excuses, excuses."
    Such judgement.
    Those women truly judge my faith and commitment to Jesus based on my Sunday attendance. Its an obstacle I can't seem to get over.

    Thanks for sharing what I dream of... gives me hope.

    God bless-
    Amanda

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