Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pam: I Love My Church

I have been asked several times lately when am I going to blog. What wisdom do I have to share? Well, I don’t know about wisdom but what I do know is I love my church! I cannot say it strongly enough, I LOVE MY CHURCH!

Our Pastor and his wife are the absolute best. They are not only extraordinary teachers but both have such an incredible love for the Lord. It’s totally infectious, and keeps you longing for more. But if that weren't enough we have an amazing worship team that blesses us Sundays and Wednesdays with heavenly music. We have the finest group of ladies around; these women are great friends whose energy and talents know no bounds. Plus we have a myriad of people who give selflessly each and every day of the year serving our church, serving our Lord.

But what I love most about our church is that it is family. Everyone genuinely cares about each other; all you need to do is attend one pot luck or fellowship after church to know what I am talking about. There is a camaraderie like no other. With this family comes unlimited care. If your car is broken down, they’ll get it fixed. If your fence needs mending, that’s not a problem. Laid up in the hospital? They’ll make sure you have meals. Whatever your need, they are there. Of course it goes without saying there is plenty of prayer to go along with that. It’s a safe and comfortable place to be.

I never had a lot of family around me growing up but I did watch that sizeable TV family, The Walton’s, and what I observed was that, like my church, no matter how busy their lives got or how many different directions they were thrown in, at the end of the day they all came together to sup and to share what was going on in their lives, lavishing their love on one another. I can't imagine life any other way. If you've not been there you should come see what I mean.

Now, in the Walton’s tradition ... Good night Deb, Good night Shannon, Good night Sylvia, Good night Cora, Good night Fran, Good night Kimmy, Good night Laurie, Good night Tarri, and the rest of my church family.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. ~Colossians 3:15-16a


Fran said...

You're so cute Pammie! I totally agree with what you've posted. I hadn't been at church for a couple of weeks (sick kid season) and I missed everyone terribly! It felt so good to see all of you last night.

Shannon said...

Yes, Pammie, you're adorable. You made me tear up and laugh all in one post. Thank you for such a lovely post. We love you too!

(And I'm so glad you're writing! :)

suzzanne said...

I agree, Pam! You are adorable. Thank you for such a wonderful blessing.

I love you, too!

Cora said...

You are adorable, Pam, and you made me cry. What a wonderful blessing our church family is.

Kim said...

You are the sweetest thing! I am so glad you are writing! You're such a blessing. I feel the same way about our church family.
Good night Pam(mie)! ;)
Love ya!

p.s. I totally need a nickname for you! ;)

Sylvia said...

You are such a sweetheart! I always look forward to your hugs!
G-nite John-boy, or I should say Pam-girl? Love you big.

Laurie said...

You really blessed my heart, Pam. I have been thinking of this blog for the last 2 days! Such love!
I loved the Walton's, thanks for putting these 2 together, such a good picture of our church.