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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Coffee Date, Worshp and a really good nap!

Is there anything better than Sunday?

The hubby and I are between Sunday school classes now. We had been visiting with a class over the past few weeks for a history of Methodism class that my husband was interested in attending.

This morning however, we played hooky. We dropped off our daughter at Sunday school and went for coffee. We drove to a local coffee shop/bakery and had a Morning Coffee Date. We sat and leisurely drank our coffee (I splurged and had real half and half in my coffee a huge treat!) as I savored the cinnamon crunch bagel (OMGosh it was too good!!!!!) toasted to perfection.

We talked and enjoyed each others company.

We took the morning off to just be a husband and wife.

We pondered together over our rebellious son and I listened to my husband as he shed tears over the remembering of his brother, we held hands and sipped our coffee, talked about the upcoming holidays and relaxed.

We made it back to church for the 9:30 worship service having decided which class we would visit next week.

We worshiped together and watched the cherub choir sing, if you can call it that. The quiet whispered song sang in-between fidgeting bodies and waves to mom and dad in the audience. It made me remember my days of having very little children, but secretly thankful that my daughter is now thirteen and my days of toddles and trips to the potty, runny noises and sticky fingers are over!

After church we leisurely linger talking to friends and catching up on the week past. I bought a cook book from the Joy Class. They are the saints of our church, the cornerstone, the foundation and the crowns of wisdom that we all lean of for their years of experience. I paged though all the recipes one after the other in anticipation of future tasty dinners and rich comforting deserts.
At home after church I changed my cloths and curled up on the sofa wrapped up in my favorite blanket and drifted off into a blissful slumber.

Nothing to do.

Nowhere to go.

Nothing to clean or cook, only rest relaxation.

I wake completely rested and stretched and realized that if I wished I could roll back over and go back to sleep if I wanted to.

I did’nt.

I caught up on my bible study, ate some lunch.

I powered up the laptop and spent the next few moment visiting all of you.

The day is winding down now and the only mandatory activity of dropping my daughter off at the Sunday evening youth activities having been completed I look forward to a dinner of leftovers (I don’t cook on Sundays) and watching the food network.

All in all it was a really good day and I wanted to share it with all of you.

What are your Sundays like?

Praise God for an amazing Sunday!

This is the day that the Lord has made let us be glad and rejoice in it!


Kim said...

Sundays are yet another adjustment for me to make. No more rushing to get ready for church, throwing things in the crockpot or oven for Sunday dinner, no congregational gathering or singing or worshipping...

As church planters in a different culture, we are not insisting on Sunday morning church. Having the main service be in the evening works much better here. Sunday mornings and early afternoons are traditional family gathering times. Why would we want to mess with that? They do almost everything late in the evening, so why not church?

The hubby and I also had a coffee date Sunday morning :-) We walked into town and got a Sunday paper and spent a pleasant hour in a favorite coffee shop as I worked on deciphering the headlines as part of my Spanish homework.

And we came home and while I cleaned, he finished his lesson, and at 7:30 p.m. we welcomed the small group of believers and seekers and shared a time of singing and praying and studying God's Word together. And we visited for a while afterward, just enjoying the fellowship.

And so goes a typical Sunday in Carlos Paz, Argentina.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Indeed, Sundays are my favorite day of the week too. We love our Church home and always begin with worship, learning and serving. Afternoons are most often restful: naps, reading, old movies. Or they're a bit franctic, as when we have guests for dinner. No matter, it is a day that replenishes.

Some of my best thinking arrives on Sunday, and so too some of my most profound gratitude attacks.

Be blessed,

DidiLyn said...

I was heaving a peaceful sigh just reading this. You described a perfect Sunday. :-)
Thank you so much for your so encouraging words on my blog. You are very appreciated.

Merrie said...

I love it! Stolen "dates" are so special. Sunday naps are certainly God ordained!
Being a fellow Methodist, I know that SS can be challenging...

Cyndy said...

Sigh...I think this is what God meant the Sabbath to be. A day of worship and rest. Real rest.

We had a better Sunday than we've had in awhile. We visited with a new family after church and then went out to lunch with another couple and enjoyed a time of fellowship, encouragement and laughter. (Our husbands share the same first name, same strange sense of humor and ordered the exact same lunch...go figure!)

Then we came home and relaxed. Ahhhh!

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