Sunday, September 27, 2009

how's it gonna be?

I've been thinking about church for a while now and what makes a good one. Sometimes the things that attract me to a church are not very lasting things and I quickly lose interest. Sometimes I see an obvious thing I can get involved in, music for me, and think that's what I'm supposed to do. Sometimes it's just great preaching that's really clear and meaningful and culturally relevant and that's why I want to go, but I also want to be preaching those sermons because that's my calling personally. Sometimes there's great community. People that you've seen several times and just really connect with on a deep level and you are both so glad to see each other.
I have a deep stirring in my spirit that a change will be happening in my life and the life of my family. I don't think nearly as many people go to church as they once did because society has become so secular and disconnected. Church should never be a continuation of that and our church should be reaching and caring about people that are secular. I don't have solutions, just concerns. Concerns about the people I see out walking for exercise or running alone during church times and wonder how we've dropped the ball reaching them.
What do you think? All I know is that even though it's not all about me and mine, somebody has to reach us too. It's lonely out there. Come Lord.


  1. Hmm. Interesting. I don't have much to say, but thanks for giving me something to think about. :)

  2. maybe you know lonely unless ya'll have great family support. we've always had to look for that in a church. and they've always fallen way short. i guess cause everyone else has great family support.

  3. That is a good point. We are lucky enough to have really great family support nearby, and I know that makes a huge difference for us.

    I'm sorry you guys don't have it. I don't know what we would do without the support we have...and, more to the point, what Craig would do without the family support during the week when he is taking care of the kids. And I imagine that has to be very hard on you.

    It sounds like you are doing a great job, and as difficult as it is, you are forging a relationship with Lia that you would not have if the situation were different. Eliana's daddy is her favorite person in the world, and she and Craig have a very special relationship that I believe largely comes from the time they spend together.

    And your desire to teach Lia about Jesus in everything makes it clear that you are doing a wonderful job.