church • A local assembly of believers or a congregation that meets together physically for worship, fellowship, teaching, prayer and encouragement in the faith (Hebrews 10:25).
Sometimes you wake up and it’s that magical moment when both parents know the timing isn’t in your favor to get everyone up and ready on time… not for corporate worship.
And so, sometimes, you make pancakes a little slower than usual and you put on whatever clothes are closest.
You load up the kids in the van,
And sometimes, at the last minute, you load up the old Labrador, too… and everyone is giggling because, well,
There’s a dog! Sitting next to Rylie! In the back seat!
You skip the pave roads in favor of the dusty, dirt roads and take the back way to the creek.
And, sometimes, when you get there you realize no one has swimming clothes on…
and you don’t even have your camera!
You’re a little off your game, out here.
But, it doesn’t matter…
because giggling kids in undies in creeks are cute
and a special kind of Praise all their own.
It wasn’t a long morning,
but it was blessed.
Abe, the dog, is still sleeping off the excitement.
And, there are no picture to show for it… only memories.
Perhaps, exactly as it should be.
sabbath • A day of religious observance and abstinence from work.