church stuff

We have had some great gatherings… the pastor is teaching through 1 Corinthians … and can you BELIEVE I am going to be GONE when they get to chapter 12.  Its just not fair! 🙂

A few Sundays ago, a couple in our church got married… since it was a Sunday, we were all there anyway (at the gardens where they had it) so we celebrated our standing as Christ’s bride with them at the end of their reception.  It was great.

Last week, we focused on love.  imagine that.  Christ set us free from the law… not for our own desires, but he set us free to LOVE others… I’ve been thinking a lot about that.  The paradox of law and love, freedom and serving, slave and daughter of the king, lowest of low slave (think galley of ship) and ambassador for Christ…

So, how might you and I ACT love to…

  • that person in our church that irritates us or has wounded us…
  • that neighbor who you don’t know, maybe a single mom, or an aging lady, or a latch-key kid… (I have a story!)…
  • the random person you run into at the grocery store, is following you too close on the highway, you pass by on your walk.

So, with paper and pencils handed out, and encouragement to share with someone the things God brought to mind to help keep us accountable… our week of love begins.

About reneegrace

A place to record my journey of creating a life of balance. First as God's child and bride, "wifing", mothering, homeschooling, leading worship, neighboring, mentoring, teaching piano, and the myriad of other things that clamor for my time and energy. And a place to put pictures to show my family whom I miss incredibly, and who live so very far away from us here in Alaska!! View all posts by reneegrace

5 responses to “church stuff

  • Lydia

    a week of love–thanks for sharing what you’re doing, Renee. I’m going to forward this to Molly in case she misses it–this would be great for our group to do, too. I love your church updates–please keep them coming–your experience is so helpful.

  • Valerie

    Hey Renee – when are you coming?! I was talking about your trip with my husband the other day. We were saying that deffo you’ll have to come over for dinner at least! I know you’ll probably be busy with family 99% of the time, but it would be so fun to hang out! We’re off to Cambodia next Friday, but back on September 1st. Let me know your dates! I tried to find your email address here but I can’t see it. Mind is . Vx

  • Valerie

    Sent you an email to hotmail but it bounced back? inbox full?

  • suzanne

    this is touch for me…just plain tough. We have been going through ‘the red letter prayers’, prayers of Jesus and applying the word in peace and love without a checklist just baffles me….grateful God is patient and full of grace.
    Just Another Momys

  • EEEEMommy

    a week of love. Who doesn’t need one of those?!?
    I wrote another post to respond to your question about the Handbook of Nature Study. In brief, it’s a great big, juicy, ripe watermelon with just a few seeds to spit out. 😉

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