It's high time...
1. First things first, what is a lifegroup? In our experience, it is a group of 9 couples that gets together once a week for dinner to discuss life, current events and most importantly, spiritual matters. Our group consists of people from all kinds of religious backgrounds who now consider themselves plain ole Christians. The discussions we have! Oh man, if you could be a fly on the wall.
2. We've been a part of this group since October. Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week.
3. This weekend, we took a trip up to Lake Travis for the weekend. Not everybody from the group was able to attend, but 30 people total bunked in four houses. That's a lot of togetherness. We all came back better friends than we left, so I count it a success.
4. I got choked up a couple of times throughout the weekend. There's such a feeling of belonging that you can't help but feel incredibly blessed to be a part of such a group. As I was snapping some pictures of baby Cal while his parents were out doing synchronized water skiing, I got emotional for more reasons other than that the stinking military is taking them all away from us. This little baby and his family are a part of my story now. I will know them for always, all because a neighbor mentioned this little church up the road. There's no coincidence there.
A very real God orchestrates my life and I am ever so thankful for this chapter.
5. This group is more Church than any established church I've ever been a part of. The conversations we partake in, the genuine personalities in the group, the challenges put forth, even the disagreements that come up in a heated, iron sharpens iron kinda way. It's just fun and real and TRUE. There is no gossip. People don't put forth prayer requests in a, "We should pray for so-n-so b/c she's fornicatin' with my cousin's sister's brother-in-law's neighbor. Oh, oops, you didn't know that? Well let me tell ya...in the name of Jesus."
They're the kind of people that I know I can count on.
6. I mean, really, how could I not love these people?