If like me, you're a Christian without a church home you know that Easter can be a bit of a challenge (especially if you don't live near your family and/or your spouse has tickets to the O's game). You feel like it's wrong to pop into a church just because it's Easter (and if you watch GCB you know the Don't-Miss-a-Sunday types will accuse you of just coming to show off your Easter outfit anyway).
At the same time, you still want to mark the holiday. So, what's a girl to do?
then you find a church nearby and become so sweetly surprised when the strangers there greet you so warmly. That's how I spent Easter yesterday - with really good friends, at a beautiful church in Washington, where a very life-applicable message on Second Chances was offered. While there I was reminded of just how much I appreciate the rituals of church, and the sense of renewal that returns instantly, even inside a sanctuary you have never been in before...and may never be in again.
After the service, our group settled in for a little GCB-ing of our own...
Good Christian Brunching! While there, I was reminded of just how much I appreciate the fun and loyal friends that bless my life.
And the people said...amen.