I love Sundays! I get to take my coffee back to bed with me and read in bed and pray before I get up and go to church. I love my local church and it is a real blessing to me. 2ish years ago, I didn't have many friends here having recently moved here and the church I had begun attending, was leaving me feeling isolated. After a lot of prayer, I decided to move churches and felt welcomed straight away. A few friends I had begun to make went there too, so I gradually and slowly began making great friendships. A few of us girlie's began meeting together and formed the groovy girlie cake chicks.
We meet once a week, pray spontaneously, laugh, eat cake, drink coffee or tea, are brutally honest and open with each other, so sometimes we cry together too. Sometimes we celebrate special occasions, eat big lunches with the men invited and extra special girly friends. We are also working on a bit of a project: to re-do the church banners. Great huge things, we are using textures and coloured fabrics, ribbon and buttons and sparkly things. It is taking us ages and I am sure I will tell you more, sometime. The vision we have for it is that Jesus, in His great love for us, takes all the brokenness and mess that we as individuals are. He puts us together and brings us into relationships with each other. We become interwoven, entwined, joined together and Father God, in His infinite wisdom, creates something beautiful.
We call it church.
I love my friends, who are part of my local church, the groovy girlie cake chicks.
They have journeyed with me a lot this last year and prayed and laughed and cried faithfully with me.
Thank you God for my friends and for answering one of my heart cry prayers for some friends here, where I live.
As some of you know, I have just begun following Make Some Art Mondays. I am way behind, as they were into week 3 when I found her blog last week. One of the weeks ideas was to make some art on the theme of "quotes".
Here is what I did, in honour of the "girly chicks". I finished it today, whilst relaxing in front of the telly this afternoon!
I made a table cloth with woven paper and covered it with tissue paper and mod podge glue. I made a mountain of cupcakes, one for each of the groovy girlie cake chicks, with: paint, paper, felt pens and pastels and sparkly bits! I added an envelope I made with a Thank You note to God for them. I then threaded some raffia through the top and added some diamond paper shapes, folded and glued to form bunting. (As girly chicks we love bunting!) I added the quote around the edge.
My quote is this: " Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer.I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God's Message, from the day you have heard it right up to the present." Philippians 1 v 3-5 The Message.
I am now working on the presentation of my list of things to do for the make some art monday tomorrow!
Why don't you join in?