A Coffee and Some Thoughts on Church Friday
First off, I’m sincerely sorry for the vagueness of Wednesday’s post Gimme Shelter (but not for sharing another Needtobreathe song because it’s a-mazing). As I’ve said before, writing is a way for me to process things. And suffice to say for this moment, Jeff and I are both processing an alteration to a dream we only recently admitted to both still harbouring. Maybe I can to into more detail in the next while, but for now the post will be standing off on the side, waiting for dawn to break.
Secondly, I’m not one who speaks well on potentially divisive issues (which is why there are maybe a handful of posts that deal with any “hot button” topics here). So while my original intent had been to write up a defense of the Christian church as a whole, now that some hours have passed and my mind settled I realize it’s not the best direction for me to be going in. And I’ll leave it at that.
What I would like to share with you, however, are some of the reasons I go to church. Some of them are (hopefully) on track, some (I am sure) need to be tweaked or tossed altogether. But it’s where I am at this particular point in time.
I go to church because: I want to learn more about God and His Word. It is a place where I was (and am) able to fulfill a long-held dream to be a teacher. It is a place where I have found much support and encouragement. It makes up a large part of my social circle.
Okay, this isn’t a full or detailed list. But as I said, my mind is settling down – idling may be a better word. And because I seem to love awkward endings more often than not as of late, this is where I’ll stop.