Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday musings

Ah, I'm liking this new schedule we're doing for church...it's nice to have Sunday evening free, it's a little more relaxing before the next week starts. :) Of course then you have to get food ready every Saturday...so maybe it's even after that. I think maybe we're going to go back to our regular schedule after Summer is over...we'll see. Our church seems to be shrinking for various reasons...*sigh* :(

A couple of families have left, some have moved...it's sad, although I know we've left a couple churches too. I'm not sure whether it's just because in those cases we were the ones leaving (usually with several other families) so we knew perfectly well that we had a good reason to leave, or if it's just because I'm older now that I don't take people leaving so well. :( Our church has been meeting for almost 6 years now, and although some people left at the beginning we expected that (it was a church split because the other church didn't like our pastor, and I think some of the people who came with us weren't sure they wanted a small church, but they didn't agree with the other group either.) And then we've had people who just had to move, the one guy for med school, and then another couple moved to California just this week. He graduated from Duke divinity school, and she graduated from Wake Forest med school, and I guess she got a residency out there and he got an...internship?...something like that, so they're out there now (or on their way out there). As far as I know, I don't think anyone else is going to be moving any time soon..I certainly hope not! Anyway... as my friend reminded me yesterday, God is sovereign...which is a good reminder in so many areas of life.

Uh, where was I...something not so gloomy perhaps?...oh yeah, shrinking...I guess I was going to say that we may keep meeting at peoples' houses in the afternoon since we'll all fit most Sundays, I don't know. The weekend after next some people are going to be out of town, so Mom was saying we might be able to fit everyone over here (actually we probably could anyway, but it would be a smidge squished!). I pointed out that that way I could have a sort of birthday party too. Not exactly a birthday party, but having a bunch of people over is fun enough. :)

Next week one of the pastors from Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Mebane, NC (where on earth is Mebane anyway?) is going to come preach. I think we're just going to have a fellowship afterwards instead of having a study also...Pastor Beasley was saying that people could play volleyball, but that he was claiming the visiting pastor for his team because he's really tall! :p

So, that's what's up... now I think I'll go clean some stuff. I have an urge to reorganize a bunch of things including my bathroom cabinet. No matter how often I clean out and organize that cabinet, it gets messed up again really fast because I bring hair accessories or hand lotions or whatever from my bedroom and leave them in there, and then I always just fling things in there anyway, so usually if you open the cabinet door at least the toothpaste is likely to come sliding out! :p In other words...it really needs cleaning, so I should probably go do that since I feel like it.

Oh, my friends and I were talking about the Olympics during lunch, and my friend Zoe was asking if I'd seen when they were talking about how strangely proportioned (but good for swimming) Michael Phelps was...I told her I had, and said that wasn't that flapping thing he does really strange-looking? She didn't know what I was talking about, so I was trying to demonstrate somewhat...I think I pulled something in my back...lol! :p I think I'm fine really, but something is a bit sore...I'm obviously not as flexible as Phelps...which is fine since I don't swim. It amused everyone else anyway... :p And Zoe knew what I was talking about after I demonstrated!

8 comments:

rebecca said...

(where on earth is Mebane anyway?)

I think it is in NC.

Natalie said...

You know, I wrote other than somewhere in NC obviously... but then I took it out...

Jessica said...

Mebane is about 45 minutes or so towards Greensboro from Raleigh. My friend Deb from improv lives there, so we all (in my improv group) call it Debane...

What do you mean by flapping thing? You mean swinging his arms back and forth, or something else?

Natalie said...

Debane...lol!

Yes, I mean his swinging his arms back and forth to warm up...what they always referred to as his flapping like a giant condor about to take off...or something like that! Would you like me to demonstrate? ;p

Jessica said...

No, I don't believe that's neccessary...however, I'd have to say that swinging your arms back and forth really does loosen up the muscles and is very nice to do, especially right before butterfly... :)

lauren said...

grace reformed baptists....my cousins used to go there when they lived in mebane!

Natalie said...

I guess you mean other cousins, not Jessica's family?

Jessica said...

Yeah...we never lived in Mebane. Though now I want to.