26 September 2016

Family Fellowship and Prayer

A sweet time of prayer.

Zach sat still for approximately 3.7 seconds.

 He loves to take pictures.
So at least there's that :)

 Tetherball in the backyard.

 Lots of help today cleaning the pool.

 Lunch time.

 Karen, Janette, and baby Paislie.

 Morgan and Joe.

 Melissa and me.
(Once again, someone at church was talking to her today and they thought they were talking to me. Hilarious!)

 These two: Zach and Mallory splashing in the pool.

Love all of these kids.

And these sweet girlfriends.

 A sleeping angel.

Zach test driving the Blodgett's van.

We're studying Philippians in CBS and Paul's use of the word fellowship differs from the modern usage. He refers to fellowship as the participation in a common objective work, rather than a subjective experience. 
Fellowship is an active partnership, not a passive social experience.
With that in mind, after a LONG break, we're so happy to resume our monthly gathering with our friends in fellowship. I mean, real fellowship. Not just getting together and having fun. This involves sharing what we learned from the morning's teaching at church, as well as bearing one another's burdens through prayer and encouragement.

We are so blessed to have this group of friends to walk through life with! I think my favorite part of the day was just seeing how all the kids listened so intently to our discussion time and prayers.

Our children know we are far from perfect. We don't know it all or have it all together. But more than that, through our struggles, we hope they see our need (and theirs) for a Savior whose grace covers all.

What an awesome God we serve!

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