Kyle and I are busy busy busy this semester. [We measure our lives in semesters. He's a graduate student and I work full time at a university...it's just what happens].
Yes, so this semester's a busy one. I feel like I'm working more and more each week [and it seems that new things get added to my plate daily]. Kyle is thriving in graduate school, is the president of his program's graduate association, and is loving his work.
Yet on Sunday nights we leave the books and the students at "home" and spend a few hours each week with our small group from church.
Living in community was easy when we were younger. In college, community was everywhere. From clubs to classes to the residence halls, communities were being built everywhere.
Yet when you grow up, move away from the college life, get married, start a job, or wherever it is you find yourself, finding community is hard.
We have been so blessed with the community we've found at our church. They welcomed us in and helped us get connected to people who are now some of our best friends.
A huge part of finding balance for me is spending time with this group. Sharing life with them. Praying for them.
As our group grows and expands, Kyle and I are prayerfully considering helping to lead an offshoot of our group so that we can continue to welcome others.
What a great way to spend the eve of another week...remembering that we are part of God's community.
Can we pray for you this week? Email your prayer requests to iamalongfortheride @ gmail . com