Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Church Family

Thankful Thursday
This week I am filled with a renewed sense of gratefulness for my church family.  I'm always thankful for them, but this week has given me even more reminders of why.

On Sunday we had our annual church picnic.  My family had the chance to fellowship with some friends and to meet some new people.  I shared one of my personal challenges with my friend C, who hugged me and encouraged me and promised to pray.  I talked with another friend, A, and we shared our eagerness to see where God is leading each of us.  Meanwhile, my husband and our son were chatting with their own friends.

It was such a wonderful time of fellowship--reconnecting with friends and meeting new people.  Before we came to this church, I had never been part of a community where people are free to be real and are so supportive of one another.  I am so thankful to God for bringing all of us together.

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14 comments :

  1. A good church family and the support of Christian friends is such a blessing. I am glad you have such a great church home.

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  2. Bless you, and your dear church family.

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  3. Church family is SUCH a blessing and not to be underestimated. I am glad you had a good day!

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  4. A good church family is so very hard to find. Glad you have Christian friends that are there for you.

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  5. Oh I so agree - a church family is a real blessing. Everyone needs to search until they find a church family of their own. It's vital!

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  6. Church families are such blessings! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. The one thing I miss, since we now travel on the road for work, is the connection with a church family. I suppose that is why I connect with others online. :)

    Blessings to you this weekend!

    LaVonne

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  8. So glad you had a great time fellowshipping!! I love to do that! :)

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  9. what a tremendous blessing to have such a close and special fellowship relationship with your church family.

    Hugs!

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  10. So good to be among the body of believers. There's really nothing like it.

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  11. I'm also thankful for my church family. It is such a blessing to have a body of believers that come along side and support.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  12. Oh, praise God! We are so blessed by our church families! They are like no other. :)

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  13. Church family has been such a huge blessing for us, too. We moved to our current location 8 years ago and it took us a long time to feel like our new church was HOME. It still isn't quite what I think it could be, but we've finally realized that WE need to put in what we hope to get out, so it's been a good 'growing' time in our lives. And we really do have a wonderful church family!! Great TT ~ thanks for sharing!!

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  14. i am glad that you have such a supportive church family!

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