That La Kid

wishin' an' hopin'!


on February 5, 2013

Tom and I tried out a new church on Saturday.  People are going to think we’re Seventh Day Adventists.  We’re not.  We’re just lazy, and it’s easier to go to church on a Saturday evening at about 5:30 than it is to get up at 8:30 to make it to church by 10:something on Sundays.

We liked it.  The Pastor is Derwin Gray, a former NFL player, which makes me think of my dad.  The sermon was good, the music was alright.  I like that it’s really close to us.  We used to drive a half hour to church in Cville, and 30-45 minutes from Olney to McLean Bible Church.  This one, Transformation Church is a couple of minutes down the road.  They’re multi-ethnic and multi-generational.  Honestly, I was worried that I’d be the only white person – but I wasn’t.  They’re no MBC, but they’re young, so we’ll see.

MBC is the standard by which I judge everyone else.

We put Bruce in the nursery while we were at church and spent the whole hour watching for our number, FBK, to show up on the screen but it never did.  He did fine.

During the service, the pastor referenced some program that they’d been doing in which they had put $30,000 worth of gift cards out into the world over the past few weeks.  It was helping others who may need it.  If you got a card and needed it, it was your gift from God, or maybe you know someone who can use it.  He said that last weekend was the last weekend, “and some of you may have received one of those tonight, hold ’em up if you got ’em!”  Aw, man.  We never win anything.  Womp wah.  I was so bummed.  Elevation did something like that, too.

We went to pick up Bruce in the nursery after the service.  He was in a swing.  When we dropped him off, he was all alone, but there were half a dozen kids there when we picked him up.  All these moms were behind us clammoring for their babies.  It was cute.

Out of no where, tap on the shoulder.  “Hi, uh, I was sitting next to you and I got one of these.  I was wondering if you could use it.”  He handed Tom a Chick-fil-A gift card.


$25.  Pretty sweet.  We have trouble justifying it, because we had just spent WAY too much on a beautiful chair.  So, I think we are going to pass it on.  But it was pretty neat.

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