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Back in the saddle

We have been married for 7 months now, and the first few months of our marriage was spent searching for a church that we could call home. Many of you may remember this post describing our excitement with finding a wonderful church to attend. Since going to First Baptist on a regular basis (although it’s been hard to keep it regular during the summer months) we have been talking, thinking and praying about how we can become more involved. Dave and I have always been very involved with church activities, whether that be youth group, Bible studies, volunteering in the nursery, participating on the missions committee or basically anything else we were asked to do. In light of this, it’s been strange and also kind of nice to be sitting on the side lines these past months, not being overly or even slightly committed. But the time is now! We attended the downtown Bible study last night that will be meeting every Wednesday night and I have to admit that I’ve not been able to think about much else since we got home. Sitting in that library with 8 other people talking about what we want out of this group, what we hope to learn and accomplish, I realized how hungry I had become to be in that kind of environment, to be studying God’s word and to have in depth, intelligent conversation about it. It has been a long time and I didn’t realize how much I had missed it. I’m so excited to be challenged in this way, to be apart of a group that wants to be challenged as much as I do, but mostly to dig in deep and really contemplate and meditate on God’s word, His promises, His character. For He has already promised, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13