So we did it.
We went back to church.
It was nice. Lots of friendly people. Lots of kids. Brunch. Sunday morning. No preaching, but some discussion (of which I missed a lot of it due to our kids running around).
What might be best about it is how we “were.” Our family was chill. We were not worried about appearance and we didn’t have large expectations, but we accepted it as it was. When one of the leaders asked us if we were able to connect and stay engaged with all the kids running around, Anna said it best… It’s just reality. Our faith, or regular life or church life looks this way, a little chaotic and distracted, but we engaged when we could and enjoyed the organic nature of it.
Now the question. Will we go back. That’s a funny thought actually. Someone actually asked us if we were church shopping. Never thought I was really in need of church so badly that I needed to shop for it. Maybe that’s part of our maturity. In other words, who knows, I don’t feel pressure either way. But it might be nice to visit again.
I have other thoughts about the time there, but I am going to leave those for another day. Ultimately the day was nice and the atmosphere was accommodating.
…and I really enjoyed being stimulating mentally. And I am looking forward to reading my bible again with some context.
I think that’s pretty good for now.