Saturday, July 25, 2009
my first taste of community
I was 18 years old and a Freshman at Eastern Illinois University. A friend invited me to go to church with her at Campus House. I was so intrigued by these students...they weren't just putting in their time on a Sunday morning. They were searching and questioning and living out their faith. After that first morning, I knew I wanted to have whatever they had. AND, I wanted to be part of this tribe of seekers.
20 years later, I'm still intrigued and inspired by these people. We are spread across the state, but we're in eachothers' weddings, exchange recipes, share spiritual journeys, celebrate babies and jobs, and pass hand-me-downs back and forth between families.
This weekend after gathering with a few of these friends, I was thinking about how blessed I am to be loved by them after all these years!
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