Monday, November 24, 2008


It's one of the services I enjoy most. We gather in the gym that is decorated with a Thanksgiving theme and have apple and pumpkin pies. There is a lot of noise and chatter. Whole families sit together with the kids coloring on their place mats with crayons. We sang familiar songs, led by Bob and Lisa, harmonizing in that acoustically bright space. Then we heard four words of witness; from a 10 year old boy, a mature leader, a single-mom, and a college student whose home was burned down in the fire. The words were different, yet the same.
"I'm grateful for my mom." "Most thankfulness is borne out of suffering." "God is faithful, especially over the long haul." "Too many things define me, and now I have less things and more freedom." Nothing dramatic, nothing earthshaking, but just true witness to God's goodness....and good pie!


At 12:03 PM , Blogger Kate said...

We miss you all! Happy Thanksgiving!!

At 7:10 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

Thanks Kate..and to you and Chris also. We will be celebrating with Matt and TK


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