Well, not exactly. We did worship though with the people of God. This morning everyone had a bath and we all went down and unlocked the sanctuary and buildings. At around 8:45 we headed down for Learning Community (Sunday School to most people). The kids played and I led a continued discussion on Matthew 6. I’m not sure we American Christians have taken Jesus seriously about our money yet.
(The kids are getting plenty of water!)
After gathered worship the kids played while I sought reconciliation in a couple of relationships. It was a sweet afternoon. When we arrived at home we had lunch and everyone laid down for naps. I threw a few logs on the fire and continued reading a book Pastor John Clark from Wenatchee had recommended called Organic Church. The book is eye opening and exposes our need to reinterpret church since we have strayed so far from the biblical understanding of this term. It excites me and frustrates me at the same time. I am excited about the theology of the book but am frustrated because I cannot see how its implementation is possibly within a denomination, even one as great as the Free Methodist Church.
After naps Zaccai and I played some matching and rummy and then Hannah joined us for a round of Go Fish. We had dinner with our friends the Langdocs at Roundtable Pizza (someone gave us gift certificates). We finsihed the day with a Story Keeper and then a little flower. I should probably mention how much I like The Little Flowers of St. Francis.
After I put he kids to bed I did some laundry, some dishes, some cleaning, and then Bryan came over. We were going to watch some manly movie but then decided to watch a 1-1/2 hour dialogue between Dr. Richard B. Hays (United Methodist professor at Duke Divinity School) and Dr. N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham (Anglican Church) on Wright’s book Simply Christian. If you’ve never heard of Wright then you’re missing out. I recommend you go to the bookstore right now, no really, right now, and buy this book. Amazing.
So, today was full of joy and peace and as I get ready to hop in bed I find myself thanking God for a beautiful family and an undescribable wife who is so gifted, competent, and called to care for this family that I can;t even describe her. Thank you Crystal. We love you and miss you. Come home soon! Your little chicks are lost without you.