I'm not sure I've ever attempted a blog post while in the midst of such chatter. I'm in between teaching sessions and taking a break in the Overflowing Cup, a coffee shop, which is on the grounds of the Calvary Chapel Conference Center in Murrieta, California. To my left, a line of some 40 women snakes past the display of Paul Bunyan-esque eclairs, Boston Cream Pie slices, and other thigh-padding pastries. They try not to look, but I have seen their eyes drift toward that case whenever the conversation pauses.
To my right, another hundred or so women sit at round tables amidst mural-adorned walls. There's an underwater scene, a trompe l'oelle brick wall, a train, and Simon Peter's Bait Shop.
The noise in this place is almost deafening, but it's a beautiful sound. These are sisters in Christ, and their love for Him and for each other is evident. We're here to worship together, to pray together, to whisper our burdens to one another.
One of those women is waiting for the computer, so I'll have to write more later. For now, I miss you all at home ... but I'm blessed, and getting more refreshed with each hour that goes by.
Labels: The Bride of Christ