It’s the second Monday of the month! I’m joining with Erin and the other blogging ladies for our online tea/coffee date.
If we met for tea I’d be drinking black tea again! Giving up tea for Lent did help me to rely more on God’s strength, but I’m glad to celebrate the resurrection with a strong cup of English Breakfast. It seems a little while ago now, but I’d ask how your Easter weekend was? If you went to church anywhere and if you did anything with friends or family?
If we met for tea I’d tell you about how Daniel and I have been visiting a whole lot of different churches nearby. I’m no longer serving in ministry at my church and it does feel like a time of transition. We’ve been visiting different churches, partly to gain discernment as to where we’re called to be, but also just to see how different churches do things and to celebrate the rich diversity of the Christian faith. We visited an Anglican church that’s just started up, which I thought was absolutely wonderful. Last week we visited Inspire, a Pentecostal church fairly similar to Hillsong. The worship there was very powerful. Just yesterday, we visited a friend’s church and we heard such a strong, Biblical sermon. Not sure where we’ll go next, but there are a few others on our list.
If we met for tea I’d be so excited to be connecting with another person, and I’d want to get right into the deep stuff. How are things really going for you? How is your walk with the Lord?
It feels like in the last few weeks I’ve met with quite a few of my friends, and I’ve got some more plans coming up. And with each of these friends, I’ve been able to have deep conversations about life and faith, to share with each other what’s really going on. Of course, there’s been lots of laughter and silly conversations too, but it’s so important to have a balance.
If we met for tea I’d tell you about this Bible study book that I’ve just started. It’s called Finding I Am by Lysa Terkeust and I’m so excited to read through it over the next few weeks. The idea to have an online Bible study came from Ashley at Set My Heart on You. I’ve never been in an online Bible study before so it will be interesting to see how it all works. Even just reading through the first study, I think it’s going to meet me right where I am, in that desire I’ve been feeling to draw closer to God.
If we met for tea I’d ask you how you’re finding the transition in the weather. I live in Australia but most of my blogging friends are American. In one way that means our weather is opposite. But, Sydney summers are extreme, our winters are mild and I much much prefer winter. So, when my Northern Hemisphere friends are complaining about January, or looking forward to June, or enjoying the lovely May weather – I’m right there with you! Let’s rejoice together in the changing of the seasons!
What’s been happening with you? What would you say if we met for tea?