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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My kids' thoughts on the Crossroads

This morning as we were getting ready for school, the kids were rehashing last night's Bible study. I took care of my own business and was as invisible as I could be while listening in on their conversation. They were talking about how much they like the people that were at the house. Even sick little Abby entered in the conversation.

It was way cool to hear my kids' excitement about the relationships with our friends. But when Abby started listing out the people that she loves and the friends were all on the list, I was really touched. Then Abby said, "I not see my friends today." I said, "No." She said, "I see them Sunday." I said, "yes." The big kids said with undisguised excitement, "And it's only 4 more days till then."

I was moved beyond belief to know that my kids count down until Sunday because they absolutely love attending church at The Crossroads. You see, in the beginning one of the reasons we were reluctant about stepping out on faith was because we didn't want to deprive our children of a good church experience. We were afraid that the kids would suffer from our busy life and from our need to open up our home so much more. We worried that the kids would not feel special and loved. Instead God has showered them with love above and beyond anything we have ever experienced.

I keep waiting for the new to wear off and for us to stop loving this church planting thing. I'll let you know if that happens, but so far I'm loving it more every day. It is so incredible to see God's hand daily on my family. Being busy is hard, but I wouldn't trade this life.


rachel4fotoz said...

Words can't express what your family means to me! It's amazing to me to watch your kids grow - from helping at the Crossroads EVERY Sunday to falling deeper in love with each of us at your house each week! Liz and I are always talking about how the nursery "belongs" to Grace. Katie is an incredible "baby whisperer" and is so good at motivating Abby and the little girls to help her set up "her" mats and games in Kids' Cove each week. James has become one of the best entertainers for the little ones that I've ever seen! He is amazing with them!! Your kids are so lucky to grow up in the environment that they're in. They have already developed a heart for missions and it is so beautiful to watch!

Becky Glover said...

I am so jealous! I miss out on the Tuesday night stuff. I keep asking God to help me with that. He keeps telling me that what I am doing on Tuesdays is important. I hate missing stuff. Especially fun and fellowship.

Your kids are awesome. I watch James with Matthew and am astounded at how loving and gentle he is; this is a huge thing for a preteen boy. I can't wait to get to know all of them better.