Years ago, Chad and I were on a journey of faith... specifically faith that God would lead us to a group of like-minded individuals with whom to worship. It wasn't necessarily a fun journey. I think I had finally gotten to the point of giving up and settling for mediocre when God directed us to a little white church out in the country and to an incredible group of people.
Five years later, these people are some of our very best friends. We've laughed together... prayed together... cried together. We lived a lot of life together.
Last night we got together with three other families, who have been with the little church from the beginning, for tacos, haircuts and Liar's Dice (yes, that is the real name of the game... and, yes, it's not a very spiritual name but it is a VERY fun game!). We had a blast... laughed a ton... and stayed late. We came home tired but renewed and refreshed by the love and fellowship.
On day 6 of Brenda's gratitude challenge, I am grateful for our church family!