Tuesdays are dangerous for me.
You see I belong to a club. And we meet on Tuesdays. And when I walk in the doors this is what I'm generally greeted with.
|Danger in it's purest form!|
Welcome to the Butter Lover's Club - AKA - Women's Bible Study.
I love my Bible study group, they're a fantastic group of ladies and we have such a good time together - BUT they like to bake, and cook and then bring dangerously good things with them to share - and then I feel obligated to eat them, because hello, it's rude if I don't sample their hard work right??
This is justification in its saddest form.
We meet at my dear friend Angey's house which is cozy and warm and she always has fresh brewed coffee, and cocoa and chai tea, and then she also makes these:
|Homemade blueberry scones. TO.DIE.FOR!|
Like I said... Tuesdays are dangerous!
But our night is about much more than the food. We cram into Angey's living room, snuggle in on her comfy leather couches and look to our fearless leader Debbe.
|Ready to teach us - she's brave, because we're mostly sanguines with no attention span!|
And then we get VERY serious!
|A window into our deep, intellectual theological discussions!|
Okay, so I use the phrase "serious" loosely! But I think God is okay with that - after all the Bible says:
"A merry heart does good like a medicine."
And after a long day at work, picking up kids, cooking dinner, cleaning up dinner, getting kids ready for bed and then having to head back out the door when all you want to do is fall into a coma on the couch - laughter is really good medicine.
And we laugh... a LOT!
But we also have really good discussion time, we share our hearts, we pray together, and at the end of the night, we walk away encouraged, strengthened, inspired and maybe a pound or two heavier...
I call it a trade off!