Monday, April 5, 2010

Resurrection Weekend

This weekend was jam-packed with lots of wonderful fellowship, fun and reminders of the cross of Christ.
Our church had a TGIGF (Thank God its Good Friday) Fish Fry out on the decks of our church on Friday evening.  It was a beautiful night out by the water filled with singing & lots of conversation & food with good friends.  I wish I had pictures to show of the event, but you know you've had a good time when you forget to take pictures, right?    Ben learned how to fry fish that night too, which was at least an accomplishment, even if he won't really ever use that skill much at home---he is still claiming that he smells like greasy fish :)

Since we spent Friday night (our usual date night) with friends at church, we took our "date" the next morning and went to a Pensacola favorite: Bagelheads, for breakfast.  Definitely the best bagels in Pensacola, and probably one of two places we have here in town to eat breakfast at, unless you count the hundreds of Waffle Houses we seem to have in the good ol' South----but, I am not going to count those as date worthy.

We had a leisurely Saturday afternoon, and then spent the evening with some friends from church who have a beautiful new baby girl!  We spent the evening eating yummy food & playing games---one of which included mine & Ben's first attempts at playing Rockband.   I tried my hand at drumming & the guitar a couple of times, and I think I will stick to singing, thank you very much.

On Sunday, we heard a great message at church on the Centrality of the Cross to the Gospel.  We have been going through the book of Revelation, and the letters to the seven churches and are learning a lot, a lot about the Church, worship & God's will for His bride.  It has been a really interesting series...and it just so happened, that in the next chapters of Revelation (chapters 4 & 5), we have been talking about the centrality of the Cross to well, just about everything!  So it fit right in with Sunday being Easter Sunday.  You can click on the links above to go to the messages if you are interested, or to browse our church's website.

After church, we went over to some sweet friends house to eat a wonderful Easter lunch---pretty much half of our church was there anyway, so it was basically just a continuation of the fellowship that we have been having w/ them all weekend long!   

We have loved watching our church grow in love for each other... our church has a great love for the Word of God, but I think as the Lord grows us in His Word He is teaching us soo much more about loving Him & loving His people.  We are enjoying this season of life at our church family, as we are not only watching amazing fellowship happen, but are getting to be right in the middle of it all!  

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins."

-Hebrews 10:24-26

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Loved hearing about all the great fellowship you and Ben are having! It sounds like such a warm loving community. So glad you have such great friends and church family.