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October 13th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Church pewsI went to church tonight. I haven’t been in months… “too busy” or “it doesn’t fit in my schedule.”

I like keeping my Saturdays low key. Or I should say I LIKED keeping my Saturday’s low key.

Then football season began… and my Saturdays exploded. Suddenly I was darting across town to attend the game watching parties I organized. And it hit me one day.

All these past months, I’ve been “too busy to go to church.” But suddenly I wasn’t too busy to go to a football game. There was something wrong here. Very wrong.

So tonight, I put my focus where it should have been all along. Back on going to church. And it was amazing. I needed that.

This world has become more and more confusing. I blame the Presidential election for much of the confusion, but I also blame just being busy. Everyone trying to cover way too many bases at one time. I need to be in three places at once.

But in that hour. I needed to be only in that one place, focused on what is truly most important.

I left church feeling much more peaceful that I have in awhile. I left feeling somewhat ashamed that I’d been so absent for so long… failing to make it the priority it should be. I left vowing to come back as soon as I can. No more going months on end without attending church. No more losing that focus.

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  1. October 13th, 2012 at 19:53 | #1

    I was just telling my community group on Tuesday that I struggle with busy-ness interfering with my spiritual side. Sometimes you just need a “reset” and don’t feel guilty about it. We all go through it at some time… for us it meant finding a new church because we spent a year away from church.
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  2. JoAnn Schoppe
    October 17th, 2012 at 09:19 | #2

    This was so good to see. There are times when we all have things that happen and we can’t always make it to church every weekend. This past weekend we weren’t in church, but we did make it to a special Birthday celebration and on Sunday a visit to someone that took too long to get around to visiting and someone who is very lonely. But so looking forward already to next weekend and attending church once more. Going to our spiritual side everyday, one way or the other sure helps me to make through the day. May God Bless You!!

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