I often talk about the first place that became church to me as an adult...St. Francis Episcopal, College Station. I love and miss it, even though I love and am devoted to my current church home.
Often in my path I have thought, "Ah! This is just where God wants me to be! THIS is the pinnacle of what God's got for me, it couldn't get any better."
Hee hee, says God, and shows me differently.
I am featured in a "where are they now" article in the St. Francis Dance this month. This link will take you to their website, and if you click "newsletter" on the lower left side of the page and then go to page 7 of the pdf file, you can see the story about me.
But I am not what is so cool! What is so cool...is what is going on there now. Don't miss page 4, which reports on Children's Joy and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd...a Montessori based program that formed my own spirituality to great extent.
I have moved on, and they have moved on. Yet their corporate life is still so crucial to me. The Great Cloud of Witnesses only grows as we move along in life. It is not always an easy path...there were about 8 years after I moved here that I grieved for my church home and could not find another. Sometimes things are difficult; relationships get broken and people get hurt. I am especially praying for a pastor friend in such a situation. But...we keep on because that's our call.
I just received an e-mail from Sally Williams, who was a leader in my (Houston) childhood church and a friend of my parents', and who had read my story in the St. Francis Dance...because she is now a member of that community!
Our Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of St. Francis will be this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Josie and Boudreaux are excited and so am I!
Thanks be to God!