Matt 18:20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Today at homechurch we talked about prayer and meditation.  We also listened to a message about giving with willingness and the kids updated us on their individual charitable projects.  Then Ellery gave a talk about how nice it was to not worry that what she would say wouldn't be what the "Church" wanted her to say and that she doesn't feel like a freak anymore.  Ellery came up with the idea to have each of us write 4 topics of personal interest and then over the next few weeks we would all give talks.  The list reads:

1. Overview basic beliefs of a variety of religions
2.  God
3.  Historical accounts of people's contact with the Divine.
4. Hell?

1.  Patience
2.  What is egalitarianism
3.  What is social justice
4.  My personal faith journey (Childhood to present)

1.  Faith
2.  On "feeling like a freak"
3.  Divine intervention
4.  Truth

1.  How Africa does church
2.  Drinking
3.  Tattoos
4.  Love

I am so excited I can't stand it.  I am feeling more myself everyday.  It is slow progress--no harp yet and yesterday I stress ate.  Those will be the next two things to pack in my little handcart of faith--harp and healthy eating.  I am getting more vision of what our family's journey could look like free of religious label and walls.  I found hope today in our little rickety church.

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