What a nice weekend I had. For the first time, I got to meet, in person, a blog buddy. I was kind of nervous. We have our own perception of what the people are like, from reading their blogs. Meeting them in person might show us that they are entirely different. I was afraid I might disappoint her.
SHE was exactly like I thought she would be. Jenny Webber. http://www.jennyweber.com/
I had seen photos of her and her family and I once commented that if I ever met her handsome husband, I'd probably fall into a faint at his feet.
Well, I managed to stay upright, but YOWZA!! He is 6'5" tall, trim, strong jaw, tanned, steel gray hair, wonderful smile--he reminded me of Fred.
Jenny is a tiny little thing--a foot shorter than her husband. Full of energy. I adored her immediately.
She came in with a bag of goodies for me, snacks and apples and Raspberry preserves, my favorite Cheerio's, French Toast bread, that is delish and...and--a 6-pack of Diet Pepsi.
It was like talking to an old friend. We knew of each other's children, her son Andrew serving another deployment and I have been praying for him for over a year. We chatted about them and our backgrounds. We agreed on how much we are sadden by and dislike the current issues in our society.
She and her husband are about the age of my kids, I would guess and so, I felt like I had visited with family.
They had driven up from South Carolina to Toledo, Ohio to visit family. Then drove on up from Toledo to Lansing, MI to visit another blog buddy. Well on the way from Toledo to Lansing runs the expressway that is just a mile from my place.
Before they left, her husband gave me a little booklet that is about their church. He told me they have a live stream of Sunday morning services.
On Sunday morning, I got up and went on the website at 11:00 and watched live. It was the coolest thing!!! He had explained it was a small church with only about 500 members.
Little? That's a Mega church to me. My church has about 120 people in attendance on a Sunday Traditional service.
I have never "attended" a Southern Baptist church service, but I knew every hymn they had and sang along. The preacher was more spirited than our Methodist preachers get, but he reminded me of how my Grandpa preached in the 40's and 50's.
He'd get to shouting and then his voice would get real low and soft. I could tell, this man was filled with the spirit. There would be no "sleepers" in his congregation. LOL
His message was strong and true. Cast your cares on God. Trust in Jesus. As God was, He will always be. Standing on the promises of God, the same now as they've always been.
I will watch again next Sunday morning.
Jennifer, I know you are reading this and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping in. It was my privilege to have you and Greg visit me, in my wee home. Next time you are up this way, leave enough time for a visit to The Farm.
May our God continue to bless you and your family!!