Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Passing the Time

Yeah, no blogs in a while. Haven't had much to say that's profound lately. Well, there was this one day that I had a really deep thought... but then I lost it. Oh, well.

The fellowship that I'm a part of is taking a break from meeting for a while. When you're not stuck in a ritual (or you're trying to avoid becoming so) you can do that once in a while. This got me to thinking... What can a person do when his or her church is "on a break"?

Top Ten Things to Do When Your Church is on a Break

1. Rest.

2. Write new songs.

3. Read a few good books. Maybe ones you've never read before.

4. Spend time just hanging out with brothers and sisters in the church. Eat together. Watch movies together. Whatever.

5. Read the New Testament.

6. Or don't.

7. Exercise.

8. Spend some time with the Lord, rediscovering your individual relationship with Him.

9. Visit other fellowships and see what's going on there.

10. Got any more suggestions? Post them below!

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Another thing you could do is spend way too much time on the internet by installing the StumbleUpon button in Firefox (thanks Jeremy!).

That's how I came upon this:

http://www.f355kit.com/videos/heyyacb.mov

Even the short credits at the end cracked me up.

4 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

I completely agree with taking a break. Our church has done the same thing at times. I think this can be very valuable. As far as how to use the time...I think the time should be spent really embracing the non-meeting times together. When meetings become ritual or seem to fall into a rut, it can be nice to just really enjoy being together in informal settings - settings where there is no unspoken pressure, etc.

Anyways, just a few of my thoughts. I'm glad to hear we are not the only ones who have taken a break!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

i like #8

I wonder if taking a break is as spiritually productive for others as it is for stronger Christians. Can taking a break be dangerous?

9:55 AM  
Blogger J. Samuel Thomas said...

Freely live the Life which has been freely given by your Lord!
Engage every moment as holy and ordained by the Soverign One, regardless of what you're doing!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous kimmy said...

eat a lot of chocolate.

2:34 PM  

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