Sunday, May 25, 2014

Satisfied Sunday: Church Family

Sitting in the pew, singing the Chris Tomlin song that was our anthem during one of the old missions conferences, I can't believe how fast time has flown. In two short weeks, I will be leaving the church family that I know and love for something unfamiliar.

This week, it's been really hard for me be grateful. Some days I wish I could go back in time and just be a kid in youth group again. It's kind of hard for me to believe how old we all are now, what with two of my friends away at college, another getting married, and others graduating or working full time.

It's a tough business, this growing up, but I take comfort in the fact that God has clearly ordained this next year of Bible college for me. It is clearly the next step in His plan for me. Today, I'm thankful for the church friends that have been by my side since seventh grade, some even since elementary school. I may be nervous to leave for the summer, but I can always come back for visits.

I love you guys.


  1. It sounds like you have some amazing friends. We should remember never to take our friends for granted.
    Messy Bits

  2. I know what you mean. My sister is moving across the country to go to college, and I wasn't expecting it at all. I guess lots of times we get comfortable with life and don't expect it to change. I hope you have a wonderful time at Bible college, and I'll be praying that the transition will go smoothly!
    Brooke Jordan
    Pineapples & Daisies

  3. Oohh I really know that feeling... The cool thing about church families is that even when we are apart from them for a while, one day we're going to have eternity together and never be apart again! (it's what I always tell my Christian friends who are far away). hope you have an awesome time in Bible college! I attended one last year and it was an incredible experience of learning about Him and making best friends forever (literally speaking); I'm sure it'll be awesome for you too. :) God bless. xoxox

    1. I actually had that thought -- how in heaven, we will always be together :D Exciting!


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