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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Journey Group

Shawn had an appointment tonight and left me home to lead our small group Bible study. It was a hard day, and I really had nothing left to give. Shawn was great and left me some study questions in my book and twittered me some more discussion question as he headed to Anna. My friend Bob even showed up with the small group video. Gotta love the Crossroadies.

Thought it turned out okay. The first couple of questions there were lots of crickets chirping, but then discussion got to rolling. But here's the catch. Chapter 3 of Crazy Love is the tampon chapter. And it was mixed company. So I wasn't about to bring it up. But that is one of the most meaningful things I have ever read in my lifetime.... Our righteousness is as filthy rags (meaning menstrual rags....used tampons). Shawn left me in charge of leading the tampon chapter! That's a little bit funny!

I really enjoy all these people that God has brought into my life. It's an eclectic group. The people are all very different, but they hold one thing in common.... Christ. And it's cool that we do not have to be cookie cutter images of each other in order to be Christians. It's cool that God designed us uniquely for our own unique purpose in life. That's one of my favorite things about The Crossroads. That we do not have to be the same to worship the same God and to be friends. Love it!

On a more serious note.... pray for me. Many years ago, I established some boundaries with my past that keep me sane and allow me to enjoy my present without a lot of baggage. However, recently some of those boundaries are coming unraveled. I am having to deal with and face down some old ghosts that I thought were long gone. It's a pretty painful journey. I need some extra grace and peace.

1 comment:

Becky Glover said...

The VERY best thing about The Crossroads is that we don't have to pretend to be something we are not to be accepted.

I faked it for years. I don't have it in me anymore. That inability to be something I am not has been a liability at other churches.

I love that God built a church just for me. Where I can be myself, be comfortable and not worry about upsetting anyone. It is so freeing to not have to put on my "Sunday face".

I am also thankful for you and Shawn. I am sure the journey has been rough in many aspects, but your family has shown me that loving God does not have to be "religious". I love you all to pieces!