The Beauty of Community


This picture is taken of my community group stuffing candy bags for Halloween Night in our little town. We passed out candy and an invitation to a free pancake breakfast for the following week. Last night, my family and I celebrated Thanksgiving with these sweet folks. It was absolutely fabulous. We indulged in turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, my (if I do say so myself) yummy potatoes and green bean bundles!

For dessert we were so stuffed and full of food that we could barely get the dessert down, but we managed! We had a plethora of pies. Oh my! Then we went around the room and told what we were thankful for (appropriate, ey!) Our community group has families, singles and tons of wild well-behaved kids running around.

We all have a story of where we have been and where we are going. We circled around the room, everyone of us thankful for the church and the love that we feel there. The sense of unity and the bond of peace. Wow, amazing. As a pastor's wife, I never dreamed that the first place where God would put us would be so loving and gentle and beautiful. There are so many saints in our church that I never feel alone. All of my burdens they are eager to bear with me. Yes, indeed we have much to be thankful for this year.

Enough of the mushy stuff, well our community group is also full of laughter. . .much laughter!!! My hubby jokingly said that we need to loosen up when we meet back again in January. If we loosened up much more I think we would all be burping and passing gas together. I'm telling you that we hoot and holler and snort and laugh together as much as we pray together.

We share our daily lives together and I tell them about my blogging world. They think I am a silly little blogger. One in particular thinks that computers are a phase! :) We kidded him about that last night. They ask me how my blog is doing each week and I tell them the fascinating facts and that they could hop on the internet anytime and see what I cooking up for supper. They were not as interested as you are! :) They decided that if I get enough traffic and I start having critics that the critics would rename my blog, Crappy Shoes or Crabby Shoes :) Crabby Shoes strikes again, the critic would say. Naughty people. They just don't know what their missing, do they!? Of course, all of this is in jest and we just laugh about it.

In future posts I will tell you more about Stan the Sloth Man and his adventures and The Shoe Extraodinairre and her Adversary! But for now, I need to go teach Hansel! Have a wonderful day and I hope you have much to be thankful for this week!

1 comment:

Brenton said...

I am thankful I found your blog...I really should start blogging more. I used to a lot, but don't really have the time and I also feel like people don't really care about what I have to say. Have a great day!

Peace and blessings,
Brenton