I love this Church

Yesterday morning I felt so overwhelmed by how much I love the Church. It stemmed from a deep gratefulness for this new church that is beginning to feel so much like home. But then I realized, it’s not just the people in this literal building who have contributed to how much we feel blessed.

I am very much a people person.. that’s why working at home these first few weeks have been a serious challenge. By about 12-1 o’clock each day I’m feeling stir crazy and at my wit’s end with staring at a computer screen. I’m working on finding ways to break up my day to give me enough stamina to make it the last few hours, but it’s a work in progress. Anyways, I digress.

There are so many people who have invited us into their homes, made us delicious dinners, taken us out to breakfast or lunch, and asked us great follow-up questions about how we’re doing. In fact, this morning I’m meeting with three women from church for an early-morning (read 6:45 am) breakfast. And they have today off work.

We also received a $50 gift card to the local grocery store in the mail last week with an anonymous note, most definitely from someone in our new church. I played soccer and basketball last night with some students at youth group and we danced to the cha-cha slide.

Folks, we are blessed and I’m so, so grateful. Our God is good, and he’s showing us again and again every single day that this is where we should be, as if we need any more reminders. Wherever you are in your life today, I hope this reminds you that our God is so good. Even when we are blinded by the circumstances around us, he is good. I’m incredibly thankful for this glimpse of a clear vision of his goodness, because I’m often the one too blinded to notice.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. -Psalm 16:5-6

Happy Monday, my friends.

P.S. If you want more, go check out Brittany’s blog today! I’m writing over there about how to start running & LIKE it. Crazy, I know.