If ANY of my non-believing friends were still reading this blog a few months ago, I'm certain they're gone by now. I've really "gone off the deep end" with my faith posts. But that's OK. It feels good to be able to talk freely about what's really going on in my head and in my soul, and the truth is, I'm often thinking about spiritual matters.
I'm excited about what's going on at our church. I think (to borrow the lyrics of one of my favorite songs) there's a stirring deep within us. Several women have spoken to me recently about wanting something more from our community life. We all want the same thing: authentic relationships with one another as we attempt to mold ourselves in the image of Christ. That means making sure that our conversation is driven by love, not by other motives.
This is encouraging not only because it's great for us as a church body, but because the more we love one another, the more we can share that example with others. We are called to be a light to the world, and one of the ways we do that is by creating a community where people truly care and make time for one another. We often fall short, but it is so exciting to see people try wholeheartedly to live together in Christ!
My co-teacher and I taught the last "stop gossip and criticism class" tonight. It's bittersweet to end a class that has meant a great deal to all of us, but I'm also filled with anticipation as I wonder how the Spirit will move next...