What a wonderful morning! Cheryl has her car back - $1200.00 and a new engine later. I drove it in to work to give it a shake down. That is not what made my morning though.
Last weekend we skipped our usual gathering to spend the weekend in Portland with Ken and Deborah Loyd. We spent most of our time just hanging out at their place drinking coffee, talking about church, going on walks, meeting new people and watching television. A very low-key weekend.
On Sunday we went to The Bridge to worship God. I’ve been to many churches and hear most of the same songs. This was not the case last Sunday. Each song was unique to their community and sung from the depth of their souls. You could hear the angst, joy, pain, hope and life of this band of travelers. Authentic was the only word their worship.
Cheryl’s car has a CD player and I had picked up a few CD’s from their house band. It was full of new songs that just resonated with the longing of my soul. I totally forgot about the traffic as I drove in to work today. I wonder if our faith community will decide to have a deliberate time of corporate worship. It just may. When it does, I’ll encourage our own brand of expression.