Monday, June 4, 2012

Left Out in the Cold!

Finally, I get to write about last Friday!

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time, you'll know that on the first (1st) Friday of each month, I meet with some fellow Christians, who are like me... single.  And, last Friday was the evening!

We met at the Tim Horton's (coffee shop) at 7:30 p.m., at the corner of Wyandotte St. W. & Crawford Ave., here in Windsor.  For those who are not familiar with Timmies, they make the most wonderful coffee, donuts and other stuff!

I realize that not everyone reading is Canadian.  If you were, you'd know Tim H's, for sure.  There's one on almost every corner! 

However, you American friends should get ready, because Timmy's is expanding into USA.  Be prepared to think you'd died and gone to heaven!  Okay, that's an exaggeration.  But, it's close to the truth!

In any case, while I usually arrive early, this time I arrived just after 7:30 p.m. 

We had a very small group this time.  In the past, before some group troubles that arose, we had up to 24 people attend.  Since the troubles arose, the group lessened to about 10 - 12.

Of course, that might have something to do with another group that started up, meeting the same evening as we do.  So, we usually have that or less join in the fun, now.

With several people away, it made our group even smaller.  I call us the old die-hards!

Okay, I suppose I shouldn't call us old, even though we are all over 50!  And, I suppose I shouldn't call us die-hards, even though we are stubborn enough to keep attending, even though our group has been in a relatively shrunken state.

Friends, we are.

Some people think of groups like this, sometimes think of a dating group, where one may hope to find a mate.  Albeit, that's not to say it couldn't happen.  But, it is really not the purpose of the group.

We are just Christian singles, who realize that even if there is no hope or chance to find a soulmate, we need to be able to get out and have an evening of fun.

Laugh if you like.  We don't really do anything other than enjoy fellowship time, chatting.  However, it is still nice to get out from within those four (4) walls that sometimes feel like a prison.  Especially, when it is for a chance to share some laughs and enjoy each other's company.

Well, that's basically what happened Friday evening.

Although, on the weekend, I heard from one of our group's members who hadn't made it to our gathering.  She let me know that she arrived very late.  About 9:30 p.m., apparently. 

I explained that it was so-o-o cold in there, I left early.  So, did the rest of the group!  Unfortunately, when she was able to arrive, she felt left out in the cold, finding no one there!  I suppose I can this time say, pun intended!

While I felt badly for her missing out on joining in our shorter than normal fun time, I was glad she phoned me.  We had a wonderful telephone conversation.  See you next time, R!

Oops, I almost forgot.  One of my Christian friends B, asked that I make reference to him on LwL, so here it is!  However, he didn't want me to refer to him as B; he wanted me to refer to him as B.H.  There you have it!

Once again, this brought to mind a thought that I remind myself of, fairly often.  Even though we sometimes feel we are alone, we are not.  For Jesus is with us, always.

In Matthew 28:20, Jesus told us, "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Even though there are times when I feel alone, as I am sure you sometimes feel as well, the truth is that Jesus is with us, always.  He never leaves us.

Truly, I am grateful that I learned to memorize Bible verses, and recall them, when I am in need of inspiration (even if I cannot always remember where to find it; thank You, for internet and google, Lord!).  Thank you, Lord... for always loving us and providing for us.

Until next time...

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