What is “fellowship” anyway??

The word “fellowship” takes me back to Bayvale Baptist Church, circa 1985.  In my mind I can be in that church fellowship hall standing in line for dinner.  My Meme and many of her friends were in the fellowship hall kitchen keeping all the food coming out to the tables where all good Baptists would fill their plates and have a “fellowship.” Or would they? Even this evening our Sunday School Class will be gathering at someone’s home for a good old fashioned bonfire—chili cookoff and s’mores galore!  Now THAT is going to be a fun fellowship. Or will it? I John 1:3 says, “what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” Fellowship.  It can strike some as an old-fashioned word.  It means “a class get- together” to others.  Some interchange it with how connected they feel with other people.  In the context of Sunday School (which is just the title for groups of people who get together and study God’s Word together on Sunday), it seems to also be tied to unity and friendships.  If someone feels connected and welcomed, then they have fellowship with others in the class…or so they think. But this week I ran across an explanation by G. Campbell Morgan that intrigued me and has been rolling around in […]

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Help, please!

Sometimes I explain a concept until I’m blue in the face; when I don’t think I can take anymore, I call in Ruby. She seems to get through to Mack when I just can’t. I’m usually impressed with her creativity. Mack, not so much. He just keeps saying, “I don’t get it.” Ruby stormed off when he said, “How ’bout […]

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Trial Run

We may have had a little trial run on camping last night. And when I say “we,” I definitely don’t mean me. Mack even got his bear ready. I actually didn’t sleep great even in this warm house and my comfy bed because I wanted to be ready if anyone or all came back in the house to sleep….so it […]

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Around the House

Oh, this is just a very small look at how, as a family (and when I say family I mean the people who live with me in this house and not my own self), we are failing in the concept of “a place for everything and everything in its place.” There could have been plenty more pictures I could show […]

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