The last 48 hours have converged into the perfect storm of friendship & memories.
Friday, during my sick timewasting, Joel told me about Facebook timeline. It’s kinda addictive. It combines photos & chronology which I love.
As I sorted through pictures on Facebook, correcting the dates on each album (so it appears in the right spot on my life’s Timeline!), I tagged this picture I uploaded 2 years ago:
This is the group that helped us get the BSM building ready for Basilica’s public launch in September 2006.
The comments from the “tagged” people warmed my heart, the 1st being my favorite:
It was nice to share these feelings as we prepared to see a large group of our former Basilica members today, as Joel preached at Covenant Community Church.
So I guess this was filling my mind as I slept, because I dreamt about today last night. Of course, the church location in my dream was different, and, as with all dreams, out of context people were there.
But the close of the dream was AWESOME.
I was introduced as being Joel’s wife, and the closing of our church was alluded to.
Then I witnessed my own internal dialogue in response:
“80% of churches fail within the first 2 years. Basilica made it 3 years, but we did not have a healthy, sustainable body.
So we closed. And were able to be Organ Donors, sending strong members, into other churches, like Covenant.”
The wonderful, mature families that came out of Basilica are a huge source of motherly pride for me! I am so proud of them. But I had never thought of it like organ donation before this dream.
Now I’m even more proud, that Basilica was, and that we were able to fail TO THE GLORY OF GOD.
I was still contemplating my dream as we headed to Covenant Community Church Pearland this morning.
It was a surreal-ly peaceful worship service for me.
1. I got to see some of my favorite families:
- The Cowarts
- The Fosters
- The Fisks
- The LaCazes
- The Morkins
- The Parks
- The Von Kanels
- The Willis
- Marissa Stephens
2. I got to meet baby Matthew Foster & hold him during the sermon.
3. My husband preached an awesome sermon, pulling together several areas of the Bible in a glorious way.
It’s nice to get some clear hindsight.
The Glorious Beards of Basilica