We arrived at the church around 5 p.m. The coordinator’s husband came early to help us get set up, and the church also had someone there, so it was easy! We felt welcome, and we enjoyed talking while we worked through details and set up sound and book tables. The group began arriving early, which is always nice as it helps when most are there at starting time. It seemed we had more younger children than normal, so that presented a few challenges, but we managed. 🙂 I think the Hearts session was a little shocking to some, but they were grateful for it, as evidenced afterward through conversation with us. The issue of keeping children’s hearts is the most important subject parents will face, but yet so many just float along with what everyone else is doing.
Floating along with what is comfortable is easy, but I am forever grateful to my parents for those hard decisions they have made throughout the years–decisions that go against the “flow.”
“For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?” (Luke 9:25).