Thursday, September 18, 2008

I was humbled and overwhelmed...

...on Tuesday night when what I thought was just a Ladies' Night Out with women from our new church turned out to have ME as the guest of honor! I had no idea that it was really a welcome thing for me. God has blessed our family greatly by bringing us to Chevis Oaks Baptist Church, and Tuesday night was just more of that blessing. We me at a local mall and played a photo scavenger hunt. This meant that each team had to have their picture taken doing a variety of things. Then we went to Logan's Roadhouse, a local restaurant. There, I had fun playing a guessing game where a description was read off a card and I had to determine which lady it described. I think I nailed all of them! This is because people at our new church have been amazing--welcoming, loving, and very open with their lives. I've been able to get to know a large number of people faster than I would have thought possible. I had a nice 6-oz. steak, a baked sweet potato, and sauteed mushrooms. I had a good time getting to know some of the ladies even more at our end of the table. It was a fun evening, and to top it off one of these wonderful ladies picked up my check. All I can say is that God is good, all the time.

5 comments:

tmagskjohns said...

What a wonderful evening! I must say, though, that they are blessed to have you in their fellowship! Have a wonderful day, Alice!! Love you. Mary

Alice C. said...

Thanks, Mary!

chandra said...

I am so happy to hear things are going so well for you at your new church home. It sounds like a lot of fun!!

Felicia said...

I was so glad to read your post. I know that many times it is difficult being the "new kid on the block". Especially in this setting and being the wife of a pastor... you never know how you will be received (or watched!). Hope you are all doing well... maybe we will see each other again one day!

Safe Thus Far said...

I'm tagging you, Alice, so now you're IT! IF you want to play . . .

http://safethusfar.blogspot.com/2008/09/trivia-tag.html

Susan :)