So, this weekend we tried something new. We went to church at Via Christus Community Church - Mike and Julie Clawsons new church plant. It was great. Really. I felt so welcomed and accepted there. So did my husband and my girls. It was fun, encouraging, edifying and God centered. There were enough people to break into three small groups for discussion, and it was not intimidating at all - for any of us tho we all ended up in different groups. Carissa was the youngest present - well except for the little kids - and she still felt comfortable enough to share during "God Things". And she did a fine job. And Kim felt comfortble enough to share too. I just thought that was so cool. It's so strange to be a part of something so accepting and caring. No expectations, or judgements. Just welcome, come join us, we're glad to have you. It was just so, so refreshing. And I can't tell you how healing it was for my soul. I almost can't wait for the next meeting. When was the last time I said that about church?
I don't know - it was so exciting that I had to call Dana and ask her to please meet me for coffee today so I could tell her all about it. I just had to tell someone! That's how excited I felt.
So, yeah, it was a good weekend. And any of you in the Chicago area reading this, please come out and visit Via Christus!