Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Changes and a New Arrival!

Last Thursday, I did something a little different than normal.  I didn't go to Bible Study/Prayer at church. 

I may or may not have mentioned that our Pastor initiated a programme where those who want to attend Bible Study/Prayer do so in small groups at homes in various parts of our area, in Windsor and Essex County.  A group began February 3rd, at my friends W & J's home.

By attending the new group at W & J's home, I was able to achieve the same results without having to cross Windsor.  Instead, I only had about a 10 minute drive.  Hopefully, this will continue.  It proved to be a great time of fellowship.  Thank you, W & J, for your hospitality in hosting.

Friday, was the first (1st) Friday of the month.  We all know what this is, don't we?!  The date of Christian Singles' Cafe!

As you know, we single Christians meet at Tim Horton's, at the corner of Wyandotte St. W. and Crawford Ave., Windsor.  If you are a Christian single 35 years of age or older, come join us!  We meet at 7:30 pm.

When I mention this group to some people, they kind of shrink back, thinking it is a meat market type environment, but it is not. 

While I am sure some people who attend are hoping to meet/find a love match/life partner, it is not really the reason why the group meets. 

It is a great time of fun and fellowship, in a relaxed environment, where we can chat and visit with each other.  No one has to be a host/hostess, so there's no pressure for anyone.  No muss; no fuss.  Just a good time with friends. 

It gets us all out of our homes, once a month.  Some people have mentioned that it is the only time they go out all month, for some fun.  All in all, I must say that I am grateful to my friend J, who began this programme the fall that my Gordon died.

Many who attend, I have known through various means, for a long time.  Still, every month is different.  Sometimes, we have new people come out; sometimes, not.  Generally, we have between 10 and 25 people attend, with no rhyme or reason.

This month, one of our friends who usually participates, wasn't there.  Our friend, J...who we call...B.

In January, B went out to Edmonton to visit his daughter and her family.  B's daughter was expecting a baby; her first (1st).  In fact, B's first (1st) grandchild.

While B is out west, he is hoping to find work, so he can stay out there and be part of his grandchild's life.  May it be God's will for this.

Of course, we would like to spend time with him.  We'd miss him, but God's will is always done.  Time will tell.

All I can say now, is that I am happy to congratulate B on becoming a Grandpa for the very first time!   Gorgeous baby N was born Feb.4,2011 @ 10:05 am, 9Lbs 8oz.  Congratulations to B's daughter and her family, too!

Oops, I did it again.  B doesn't want to be called Grandpa, Gramps, Grumpy or any other name, but Papa.  So Papa, CONGRATULATIONS!  May God bless you as your begin your relationship with your grandson!

Until next time...

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