Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blessings Abound

After several stressed out weeks this weekend was the most unexpected reprieve.

The weekend was kicked off with a huge surprise on Friday.  A friend had a buddy pass on Southwest that had to be used this weekend and gave it to me. (Michelle, I love you!)  I gifted them.  Sounds like such a bighearted generous gift.  In reality I knew I was giving myself a weekend of quiet.  It has been so long.  I cannot remember when I had blissful silence.  
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After several hectic hours rushing people to the airport I rewarded myself with the most delish Cinnabon Classic Roll.  I cannot think of a better expression of buttery dough and sticky frosting.  Thinking about it is making my mouth water.  I do realize that the calories in this one, who am i kidding I bought two, would be all I should have consumed for a week.  I do not regret one single second.  
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Saturday was a Star Wars marathon with the laptop perched on my lap.  There was a bonanza of writing.  Well I did slip into one tiny nap.

Saturday, going with my theme for the year of trying new things on my way to turning 36 I decided to go with a friend to Fellowship Christian.   For those of you who don't live locally, Fellowship is a massive church saddling between Dallas and Ft.Worth.  I was not too thrilled about going and doing something on my only day of the week that I was going to have to myself.  I told my friend that I would and so I did.
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Coming from Catholic/Quaker decent this was very different.  I know you are thinking that coming from Catholic/Quaker background is different...but that is a story for another post.  Differences that popped out at me.  For one thing, no callanetics.  We stood up a couple of times swaying to music, and prayed but quickly returned to our seats.  Up until today  I was pretty sure that the Catholics were the reigning royalty of putting on a show to get a message across.  Fellowship takes showmanship to a whole other level.  The fluid use of technology, drama and music strengthened the message.

The series was on Relationship, Passion and Marriage.  It felt like he was talking to me.  Scary when pastors do that.  I loved it.  Everyone was so nice, it was funny and I never knew what was going to pop out next.  There was one tiny incident.  Because of the huge numbers communion is passed down the aisles.  Not sure what to do with my wafer, and sip of holy juice.  I heard the guy say to hold on to it.  Not sure if he meant metaphorically I popped that bad boy in my mouth.  Then completely regretted it as I noticed that everyone else held onto theirs. There happen to be the most beautiful man sitting next to me.  So I had a quandary either chill with my juice and admit to having chopped down the stale cracker or fake it. I faked it, pretending to clutch a cracker I even popped the pretend one into my mouth before washing it down with the juice.  Pitiful. I know.  I just got so excited...I hadn't had dinner.  I really am a 12 year old at heart and panicked.

Along that same theme...of trying something new I wrote my first guest blog post.  I will keep you posted on when it finally runs.

Hope everyone has a great week!  If it gets too stressed just remember, a blessed reprieve is just around the corner. 


  1. Wow thanks for sharing about your weekend! I love reading about what other people do . . . she says, creepily.

    Eh at least I'm not a lurker. I leave comments. ;)

    Glad you had some much-needed rest.

    - Lauren

    Ladaisi Blog

  2. Sounds like a good weekend! I have a little experience with fellowship churches, but only with relatively small ones. I'm glad you had a good time!