Monday, October 09, 2006
The sermon on Sunday morning was wonderful; full of grace and new beginnings. I'm ever grateful for grace and new beginnings.
A friend I've known and loved for, gosh, 20 years now called my name as I was leaving church yesterday and said she had discovered a new Lisa. She had seen GroggyFroggy and was surprised that I paint and stuff. That felt really good. She is an incredibly talented artist. She is one of my favorite people in the whole world and has been for as long as I've known her. My teenagers, even my stepson who doesn't really like anyone, loves Carolyn. She's a very loving person and makes people feel like they're just the most awesome thing going.
I really am surrounded by some pretty special people. I'm so happy that of all the churches I could have ended up in, I entered Raleigh Court all those years ago because someone thought I should be in the choir. I stay for a number of different reasons; not just choir, not just friends, not just the Pastor, not just the warmth of the most loving congregation I've ever known, not just the freedom to explore God through unconventional and perhaps unsettling questions....but all of these reasons. Sometimes one reason may have more weight than another but always there is a reason to stay, to get up on Sunday morning when I'd rather sleep.
DANGER...WARNING...DANGER ....my next post will probably be about the third chapter of True Balance, so for those of you who are offended that I'm reading and discussing it, there's your warning. I'll put it in the title so you don't have to even read the first sentence.
Have a great day everyone. The boys cleaned their room this weekend and I have a pile of laundry (clothes that we haven't seen in a year lol). That's what I'll be doing today...all day.