In case you missed the title, I LOVE my small group. The thought of a group of women, especially one that includes a couple of pastors and pastor’s wives, can sound down-right scary. There is nothing scary about this group of women. Well…..scary: no…….crazy: YES!!!! Revive has 3 small groups; a men’s, Celebrate Recovery and a women’s.
The Men are reading Men’s Fraternity and learning how to be the men God called them to be. (Duh, right? I’m not a dude so I can’t tell you everything they are doing….I think the first rule of Men’s Fraternity is you don’t talk about Men’s Fraternity.)
Celebrate Recovery is open to everyone. It’s a Christian based 12-step program designed to help everyone recover and get over their hurts, habits and hangups. When I think of “recovery” I typically think of drugs or alcohol. This program will certainly help with those addictions but it will also help us “normal folk” that aren’t “addicted” to anything.
We are doing the Beth Moore James Bible study. We are all being challenged and I can honestly say this Bible study has “seriously changed my life.” Shout out Tracy 🙂 I’ve done a great job of ignoring those in need and James has slapped me several times. We got together and made goodie bags to leave in our cars and hand out to the homeless; I had one bag left. We stopped at a light and there was an older man sitting in his wheelchair holding a sign. I reached for my bag only to realize it was in my trunk. I wanted to get it but I was afraid the light would change and people would honk. After a split second I realized that was stupid and I had Brandn pop the trunk. I handed him the bag and he asked what was in it. When I got to the gloves he got happy and said thanks, I really need gloves. I share this with you NOT to make me sound like a really good person, but to show you how God used me to make a difference in that moment.
The heart’s of these ladies are just amazing. We pulled together and did a food drive for the Texas Baptist Children’s Home and this is what we came up with:
7 bottles of laundry detergent…5 packages of diapers…15 bottles of shampoo and soap…bar soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste…10 cans of veggies…several boxes of pasta…bags of beans and rice…15 rolls of toilet paper….2 gallons of milk….2 loaves of bread and 2 family packs of tortillas…eggs and chicken
I LOVE my small group!
Thanks for allowing me to share my world with you…welcome to my brain.