i should be in bed. my fingers want to type, though.
house church tonight – good stuff, i think. we seem to be learning to step up and put some action behind our vision. acts 7 got pre-empted for a discussion of how we can get some outreach done, which resulted in some solid directions, and hopefully some follow-through. has anyone out there ever coordinated a church-based mentoring program for neighborhood kids? if so, talk to me!
we do not have enough time in the 2-2 1/2 hours we allot ourselves for “church”…we need more, if we’re even going to come close to meeting the biblical mandates for what should be happening when we gather. everyone bringing a song or word, interceding for each other, digging into the Word, breaking bread, etc. this is why living in community is a good idea! but we do need more time…the thing is, i feel guilty suggesting that we spend more than one night a week as a church together. of course, most of us grew up going to church at least three times a week… the point is, we need to get to the point where we’re actually SHARING OUR LIVES. we must make it a habit to open our lives to each other on a consistent basis. any ideas on how to do that, aside from living in the same house together?
this boy is coming to see me tomorrow night, and to go to nathalie’s birthday dinner. i’m so happy that i don’t have to wait until the weekend to see him! it gets harder to say goodbye to him every week, even though i know it will only be a matter of days until we see each other again. aargh!! i’m trying so hard to live in the present moment each day, but my heart seems to stay in columbus!
he is amazing, though. he really understands the role of man that was created for him. he really understands me, more and more every day. he is a man after God’s own heart. i don’t say these things lightly.
i think i should go to bed now.
sweet dreams are made of this.