Doing Everyday Stuff Together

Church is more than having a weekly meeting – large or small. It includes doing life together. Being part of God’s family is about being connected in friendships. Besides needing a group of friends with whom we can spend a lot of time, doing everyday stuff together is just plain fun.

Let me encourage you to find a group of Christ followers with whom you can…

  • celebrate special occasions
  • have some place to go on the holidays when you have no family near
  • hang out with watching the Final Four, Dancing with the Stars, Lost…
  • call on in the middle of the night for help in a crisis
  • share food, fun, laughter and tears

Randy Frazee writes:

“For most of the last decade of the twentieth century, two television shows, Seinfeld and Friends, consistently received the top awards from the People’s Choice Awards…What both shows have in common is a small group of friends that go in and out of each other’s lives and apartments spontaneously more times in a half hour than most ‘real’ Americans experience in a year. Seinfeld even promoted itself as a show ‘about nothing.’ Why would busy Americans watch a show about nothing? Because it wasn’t about nothing—it was about a group of great friends spending lots of spontaneous time together, talking about everyday stuff and loving every minute of it.”- Randy Frazee; The Connecting Church, page 123

Get together with a group of friends this week and enjoy being together.

Grace and Peace,
Terry

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Is Your Joy Contagious?

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to feel good as you watch this video made in the train station in Antwerp, Belgium.

Background

In March of 2009 a Belgian television produced this as a marketing device looking for someone to play the part of Maria in the Sound of Music. The video below features 200 dancers who appeared without any warning to the crowd in the station.

As you watch this observe the people passing by. How do they react at the beginning? What is their response the longer they experience the song?

Contagious Joy

Did you notice how the mood changes as the dance progresses. People on the fringes begin to dance. Joy begins to spread through the station.

Is your joy contagious? I’m not talking about when you meet with your brothers and sisters in Christ right now. I’m talking about train stations, and work places, and at home, and . . .

Is the way you live affecting those around you?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13 NIV

Grace and Peace,
Terry

Join the conversation: How does joyful living affect others? What are some ways our joy can be contagious?