It snowed nine or ten inches between 9 p.m. Saturday and mid-day Sunday.
Since snow-covered, slippery roads have veto power over (nearly) every voluntary activity, my husband and I missed gathering with other Christians to worship God for the second week in a row. We’re the type that rarely miss church. Missing two Sundays in a row is highly uncharacteristic, nearly unthinkable! God doesn’t mind; but it makes my week feel odd.
A week ago we held our own little worship service. We sang a few songs from Taizé, read John’s favorite scripture (Matthew 6:25-31), prayed, and sang some more.
This Sunday we listened to Iowa Public Radio and worked on a puzzle while waiting for our out-of-town weekend guests. It had just begun snowing when they headed to the hotel late Saturday; we were hoping they’d safely return to our home Sunday. (They did.)
Whether heading to church or staying home, It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders has become one of my must-listen-to Sunday programs. Sam and his guests help me hear the week’s news from a perspective outside my every day experience. It has the feel of chatting with friends and leaves me feeling both encouraged and challenged (much like a good sermon). I can’t tell you what I heard yesterday but I’m sure it fed my spirit (also like a good sermon).
Be safe, friends, wherever you are whether or not there’s snow on the ground. And may you hear something today that feeds your spirit.