i randomly found myself on the wheaton college website and decided to take a glance at the new orientation committee [OC]. which if you don't know is very hyped on campus as they have the "prestigious" position of ushering in all the new rugrats on campus. i have a pretty good opinion of them as i loved my orientation commitee and entertained the idea of being on OC myself.
but i had no regre ts as i scrolled down the page of unrecognizable faces on the committee. you have to LOVE wheaton to be apart of something like that & since i specialize in honesty i could not pretend to be head over heels about this institution. as i was reading ea. person's blurb they have to answer silly qs like what their favorite place on campus. i thought about our tiny plot of land and was perplexed...did i even "hang" on campus? was there a hotspot [that i didn't know about]? i thought to myself, "well, i take powernaps in the prayer chapel and i'm sure duane litfin [our president] would have loved to hear that...
i went to sevenoseven tonight. and i really liked it---not because they did anything unique, but because God was there. now, i have been an avid "church shopper" since my days at wheaton [ whose claim to fame is the most churches per square mile]. but i don't have the "luxury of choosiness" nor do i need it in cleveland. i just wanna go where God is.
the church had some "in-house business" to address about a portion of their team that had fallen into some sin that had proved detrimental to the church community as well as his wife and family. i don't have the nitty-gritty details but the whole staff seemed pretty broken up about it. & its worthy of being sad. but i'm glad they emphasized restoration for this staff member. i almost thought as i was sitting in the pew. are they embarrassed, as a new person to the church, do they wonder if i'll even come back? but as much as i can be an ass & extremely judgmental. i won't turn my face from vulnerability-from humility-from open & honest confession. nope, i can't do it. i have to lay down my stones like everybody else and go back home.
so i guess i said all that to say-i like the church. i like its humility & solid foundation in the word & i respect the staff. i can't wait to go back next sunday:)