Saturday, 15 November 2008

Our Church - Our Family

Our church, our family is located 1 mile from our house in Michigan. Our church in Florida is even slightly closer! We like that - you see our church is a major part of our family - which means that includes you! On Wednesday nights, prior to the 7pm service is an open altar time. Mama and papa try to be there by 6:15pm to have a special time of prayer - for my children, for YOU and to have Jesus look at papa's heart one more time.

Mama and papa have always had the church play a large part in our lives. Even as we get into our senior years now we try to be active members in your church. Mama is the best nursery worker! She loves the babies - and we don't have to bring them home! heh heh!

Guess what ?! Our church isn't perfect! Surprised? Well - papa attends there so it couldn't be. Sometimes papa gets caught up in non-essentials of worship and forgets why he is there. But I pray I am doing better - sometimes on those Wednesday night prayer times papa gets the message straight from Jesus. If you find that perfect church, don't invite papa, I will mess it up.
If you find one that's not so perfect? Go ahead and attend, I am sure you will fit in fine.

Tomorrow is the Lord's Day - please take time to worship HIM !!

26 comments:

Indian Lake Papa said...

This is Mama
I have to say I LOVE to go to church.
I also love those babies. :) I too pray that I will keep my heart and mind open to worshiping HIM. HE is worthy!!

Hope you can enjoy HIS presents too
MAMA

Robin said...

I too love church and love my church. When I was a kid, going to church was my greatest joy - it was a safe place where I felt love and security even if for just an hour or two. The feeling of home has never left me. I'm always one of the last to leave.

Annie said...

Papa, I love your honesty. :) I love my church, too.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - it is early Sunday morning - soon we will be worshiping our Savior w/our church family.

Annie - have a good day w/Jesus!

CrossView said...

How convenient that they're both so close! Do you ever walk to either?

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - i don't think we have walked to church but have rode our bikes many times to both. It is very nice to be close.

We have lived in 6 different States. When we have moved - we ALWAYS lived close to church rather than my work. Sometimes that required me to drive 45 minutes one way to work. Church has always been a priority.

Carol said...

May you have a good day in the Lord. You have the right attitude about church, and that helps tremendously when you attend...you are free to worship. By the way, I covet your prayers. I have family concerns that are detrimental to family health.

darla said...

I love you both! and I agree..there is no such thing as a perfect church..and that means I fit in just fine...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Carol - you and your hub are always in our prayers - we will remember your family.

Darla - I have to agree - we both fit in fine! In fact we could attend the same church together! :o)

darla said...

And we have! thinking about doing that again!! hugs..

Indian Lake Papa said...

Oh my darla! Wouldn't that be awesome! Maybe Florida ?? lol

nanatrish said...

I loved seeing your church and can't wait to see you and mama in two weeks or so. I love my church too. This morning was so touching and our pastor spoke on light and salt. I pray that I will be both and have a greater influence for the Lord. I think working in the nursery would be so sweet. Such sweetness and innocence.
Thanks for praying for me. The Lord is so good. I appreciate my friends praying for me. He is still on the throne!!!!!!

Tam said...

i love when our pastors tell new attenders...if youre looking for the perfect church, keep going. cuz it aint here.

we need to attend your church now. youve come to ours. but i wanna go to the Florida one...then afterwards we can go to the beach!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Nana - see you soon - then we can have "church" together for a few minutes - church is fellowship you know!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - I often think of being in church with you - would love to walk on the beach with you as well!

Roxanne Kristina said...

I'm so glad we do not have to be perfect to go to church, otherwise I could not go!

xoxo,
R

Michelle said...

I have yet to find a perfect church...I think I may be bringing the problem with me.

It's great to have a church home where you can feel safe and be refreshed.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - The perfect church here on earth will never exist - we still worship and fellowship though.

Michelle - I just can't believe the problem could be you ---- I am sure that I have always been a great asset in my church with my great attitude of humility!lol

Ed said...

Papa, I thought everyday was the Lord's day, not just Sunday. :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed, very good point !! :o) i guess its that one day a week that we set aside for worshiping Him - an extra special day. But I think you make a good point - what about the rest of the week ??? AS a Christian, i think He is with me all week - but do I act like it? I hope so Ed, I hope so! Welcome back from cat land!

Life Adapted said...

Papa, please pray our family can find a church we love. We love going to church, but it seems we've offended some members by setting some strong boundaries for our children - it was taken as an insult to pull our children away from certain activities. . .I feel that our presence at the church hinders others to worship, plus, I feel hurt, so we don't go every Sunday. It hurts my heart. I appreciate your prayers. Be blessed

Indian Lake Papa said...

LA - totally understand - mama and I will be praying!

Robin said...

Life Adapted - Praying you find a church where you can serve and be ministered to...

k said...

I love going to church, and although no church is perfect, I believe there is a church for everyone, all you have to do is find the one for you (which I have!)

Indian Lake Papa said...

K - my church is a part of my family -

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