Sunday, March 8, 2009

brunch...

Ryan and I read the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan together and it really got us to thinking. In fact the thinking and stirring of our hearts started when we went to Guatemala, seeing all that poverty really pricked our hearts and we knew we were not going to be the same. But the book Crazy Love just fanned the flame and got us to really start thinking about tangible ways we can make a difference in other peoples lives. I could write a ton on this topic alone~but I won't! Let's just say we are diving in. We want our lives to reflect God's love and be on fire for Him! You need to read the book! But, all this to say, one of the things we did as a way to show God's love was to invite some of the elderly people from church over for a brunch. Wow, that was so much fun. They are great people and it was so nice to get to know them better. We will surely do this again, it was great for our boys to interact with them as well. Here are a few pictures.
The boys walked them in under the umbrella as it was raining! We teased them saying they had to wear black pants and white shirts and a bow tie and be the "servants", but they didn't go for that!

Anaya was smitten with this "grampa" and I must say, I was too! He was so sweet and so wonderful with her. She would not leave him alone! He was bouncing her on his knee and holding her up high and he is, get this*....93 YEARS OLD!!* I was shocked! He is incredible!

I had the table all set up pretty(minus the card table which was way shorter!) But, it was fun.
We are asking God to show us all the many ways we can reflect His love to those around us.
James 1:27
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

5 comments:

MamaTod said...

Al's Mom was so looking forward to this. She told me all about it as soon as the invitation came and I know she was disappointed to be sick. What a neat idea!

Aunt Jen said...

Love this!!! Next time tell me & I'll take orphans along too!!! Imagine that PURE!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

What a great day! That book sounds great! Loved this post!

Ferrick said...

Nothing better than being the hands and feet of Jesus. What a great idea. Could it be Anaya is taller, she looks taller in recent pics.

Lee said...

Oh' Stac! Your table and YOUR heart are fabulous. What a wonderful time....and I'm CERTAIN you blessed some lives. A GREAT idea and a GREAT example to your boys. Love ya, chick