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You know (or most likely know) that I am married to a Worship Pastor.
Not something I ever envisioned myself being, a wife of a pastor.
I tease him because he wasn't one when we married, it happened about 8 months later.
I tell him he tricked me. :)

He is a part of the team at the church I have been a part of for over 16 years, so it's family.

No church is perfect, because churches are made up of people.
People make mistakes.
People mess up.
People gossip.
Please don't tell the truth.
People get upset.
People think only of themselves.

As Christians we are called to be set apart from these things, but we are human.
We are sinners and unfortunately we don't get it right all the time.

If we based our decisions on where or why we go to church on people, we will always be disappointed.
Thankfully we serve a gracious and forgiving God, and He calls us to forgive and love....no matter what.

I am so blessed to be a part of a church where the Bible is preached, without fluff. It's scripture, the truth.
It's not a perfect church, there are none of those.
If you think your church is, you are wrong, it's a facade.  
That's just the truth.

I am blessed to be a part of a church where Worship is more than music, and it's not about what is on the stage, it's about the heart and giving Glory to God. It's not about the show.

Where people really care about you and pray for you.

I haven't been able to attend regularly since the babies arrived. Logistics, schedules, the fact that I don't have my husband's help because he's working.
And boy do I miss it.

Thankfully several of my wonderful church friends have stayed in contact with me, so I don't feel so isolated.
But I miss the preaching, the corporate worship, the fellowship.
I am anxious for this season in my life to pass, and to get back in the swing of things.

Two babies, two carseats and a 3 year old....heading to church, alone. Difficult.
And the bummer thing is, we are heading into flu season and unfortunately the church nursery is like a breeding ground for sickness. All sorts of kids and babies from all sorts of homes coming and sharing toys....yick.

So, to keep my babies as healthy as possible this season, I won't be putting them in the nursery. We are now dealing with Jack's school germs, so I don't want a double whammy.
Which means, even longer until I am back. Sigh.

The awesome thing is, I am going to get to be a part of the ministry God called me to!
Youth Ministry! My heart is for teen girls, and I am going to be leading a small group again, and I am ecstatic about that!

Someday we will all head down on Saturday nights again (we have a Saturday night service and two Sunday morning services...Saturday night is more my style of music) and Sunday mornings for Sunday School and I won't hardly remember this time....but I am ready to be there.

So, if you are at church this morning, don't take it for granted. It is a privilege and a blessing!



Comments

  1. So perfectly said. (about the churches)

    I am SO SO excited for you to have your heart where you like it and where I am sure God wants it. Those girls I know will love you and love having you lead them.

    Praying for you.

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  2. i love what you've shared. so absolutely right on ... about the church body. good word, sister!

    so when i read your words about your ministry, immediately what came to my mind: our babies. our hubbies. our homes. those are our ministry, for now, for brief seasons of not being able to be at church, etc. what a challenge for me, to serve HIM fully in this ministry of my home.

    HUGS!

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  3. You're doing a small group?! WOOHoooOOOooo!!!! You're back! LOve love love this. So much. Maybe my small group and your small group could get together sometime and so something...small groupish. ha!

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