Oops! After all that rush on Wednesday I’m late with my Thankful Thursday post. Here are some things that I’m thankful for this week:
Last weekend J and I went away up into the mountains for church camp. It was a lovely time away and a great opportunity to get to know some people at church better, and have fun together. I felt more relaxed (and sometimes a bit crazy) than I usually am at church. Thanks to everyone who shared thoughts with me, sat next to me, played games with me, puzzled with me and prayed with me.
On Monday night our college had their graduation ceremony and J and I were involved in leading the songs with three others from college. It was lots of fun. There was playful banter, helpful instrument carriers, some insistent glasses cleaning, nerves and beautiful noise. I also surprised myself by being chatty in the car when we were taking instruments back to college. It was particularly lovely getting to know our drummer a bit and to see her enjoyment and enthusiasm for music. Thanks music team!
Our year group at college
On Thursday afternoon we held a “senatorial inquiry” on Luke’s gospel and how it provides hope for a number of different people groups of the time. It was hilarious (and also informative of course). People dressed up in togas (or dresses or toilet paper bandages or hessian sacks) and went to town on first century jokes and year group references. I’m thankful that our year group is funny, friendly and overall fantastic. I’m so grateful for the friends I have, the helpfulness people show, and the fun we have together.
I only noticed today that my passionfruit plant has produced a flower! To be honest, I wasn’t sure that the plant would do very well in a pot so I’m excited that this has happened. One step closer to getting fruit!
What are you thankful for this week?