Church… that one word stirs up great emotions in me. It is a place where I have been completely undone and remade. It has been a place of great comfort and encouragement. Being in a fulltime ministry family I have seen the best of the Church and the worst. I totally get why people say they can’t stand the church, but I know we all need it. We need it to stay humble. It reminds me that we are all sinners saved by grace. It reminds me that I am meant to work with others to bring about the Kingdom. It cannot be done without the Church. It is a place where I want to flip tables and throw chairs, and the same place I want to cry, laugh, hug, and celebrate every heartache and every victory. It is a very messy place, but it is a place where redemption flows. No matter how far we stray, there is still hope for each of us because God promises that “He who began this good work in us will be faithful to complete it.” Philippians 1:6 So I continue to lean in and receive the refining, but also the building up that can only happen in such a crazy community loved by a wildly generous and lavish God who asks us to not forsake the fellowship.
- Five Minute Fridays
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My name is Peggy. I was going to name this blog, "Late to the Party". My sons have been telling me to start a blog for many years. I think they wanted proof of my insanity. Now that my home school career is officially done, I thought I might jump into the waters. Books, tea, dark chocolate, laughter, and great conversation keep me moving on this crazy ride called life. Apparently, I really like to mix metaphors as evidenced by this description. View all posts by inkblotlife