October 15, 2008

Hospitality and a Giggle

Monday was my Christian Spiritual Formation class. This week we met at the instructor's home and talked about spiritual disciplines it was a great class. My one thing I took away from class was that there are so many spiritual disciplines that we can practice, many we might already be doing. The one that caught my eye that I think our society is in desperate need of is "unplugging," turning off the cell phone, computer, media for a certain period of time just to be. If you are like me you are always tied to some sort of phone, there is always email to be read,... these things can mess with our ability to just "be" without any distractions. I was reading on a photographers blog the other day who had just shot a wedding on an island in the middle of nowhere and there was no cell service, no wi-fi, nothing. He was there for 4 days and although he enjoyed shooting the wedding he was in withdrawals with his connection to the outside world. This is an important discipline for me to practice. Another that I am not very good at, but the Lord calls me to is Hospitality. I eat lunch with a group of 3 or so families many Sunday's after church. My friends Robin and Guy decided to bring back the age old tradition of cooking a ton of food so you can invite people over for Sunday lunch, to your home, where we can fellowship in each others dwellings. There was something so grassroots about saying, please come join us for lunch today. It was marvelous.

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My blog has definately been a bit serious as of the last week, so in order to leave you with a giggle in your two step today enjoy this video of my amazingly handsome husband who is hearing the world in a whole new way. I grabbed this from my friend and minister's blog who if you haven't rss'd you are truly missing out. Thanks Vann. This is a sneak peek, the video will be shown in Refresh on Sunday, our second service at Southern Hills C of C.

4 comments:

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Wow. Great post. I love the thought of looking around at church and asking someone over for lunch. That is just fantastic.

And hello GREAT video.

Did your church come up with that? It is really good. I'm going to send my pastor over to watch it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sweet Blessings,
Lysa

Becky K said...

The songs picked are so funny. Great video. We have a potluck in the fellowship hall at church on Sundays for visitors and the families who supplied the meals. It is a great time to visit and a great outreach.

Barbara said...

Tammy,
Great video......thanks for sharing. Have an awesome week. B

not-so-deep Denise said...

Dang! I had that all ready for Friday Fun! It truly cracked me up!