Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Dinner

Raise your hand if you're from the south and refer to post-church lunch as Sunday dinner.

One of our awesome students (and her family!) treated almost all of the youth workers, myself, and Jordan to lunch at her house. It was such a treat and truly a confidence boost to hear Destiny and her mom tell us all how much they appreciate our work in the church. It was also wonderful to share a meal with those people who tirelessly help us make this youth ministry work. Sure, we spent most of the meal strategizing our next youth event, talking logistics and rules and plans of the dreaded lock-in. But regardless of the conversation, it was a treat to fellowship and eat together.

One of the things I quickly learned being the wife of a minister is that life in ministry isn't ever rainbows and kittens. My favorite lady, once told me and Jordan that "life in ministry has higher highs and lower lows than people in the secular world will ever experience or understand." I would consider myself "on the sidelines" of my husband's job, and even though I'm not the man in charge, I still feel like life can be lonely, exciting, frustrating, and full of joy. It's a conundrum. I don't say all this to make you feel sorry for me- I say it to encourage you to turn around and tell your church leadership how much you appreciate them! These men (and ladies) work around the clock to serve the Lord and often do so without complaint, even when the people they serve aren't so quiet. Your pastors don't work for accolades, but a little encouragement makes everyone's day a little brighter.

Not only did we have a delicious lunch together, but we also celebrated a birthday!!! Happy Birthday Roy!
I can't say it enough- Jordan and I are so lucky to have such a great group of adults that are involved in the lives of our students. I shudder to think about a large group of unsupervised teenagers. We couldn't do it without our awesome helpers! We love you guys!

1 comment:

Emily said...

I grew up in small town Texas and actually call it "Sunday lunch" where Sunday is pronounced "sundy." It will not matter how long I live in the metroplex--it will always be sundy lunch to me.

I'm with you though--I ♥ sunday lunch and love having lots of people together for it.

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