Home Group Coup

September 25, 2003

[Che Guevara icon]Last night, our home group insisted on having our regular weekly gathering without us.

As I wrote before, Mike has been encouraging the group to stay in daily contact via email, sharing the ups & downs of life. So I wrote to everyone, “I have been very, very busy lately and I’m concerned that my family is not getting enough of my time — especially the girls.”

Kay wrote, “I’m slowly but surely getting worn down by Jon’s absence.”

So the group organized a coup. We don’t know where they gathered, or what they did. Instead, I read stories to my children. Kay & I sat around doing nothing — together. We were tired and fell asleep really early. It was great.

(Funny, I was just reading in Jason Evan’s blog about leaving the gathering he leads to spend time with his tired wife. Look for the Sept. 18th entry.)

Thanks, you guys. You are such a blessing. You must love us or something.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Home Group Coup

  1. Wow! You are indeed blessed to have such a sensitive home group! How wonderful for you. 😀

  2. Jon, Do you use Iblog? (http://www.lifli.com/Products/iBlog/main.htm) Just curious

  3. No, I’m using TypePad. iBlog does look nice, but one of the main things that sold me on TypePad was that it manages the comments as well as the blog entries. And when anybody posts a comment, I get an email so I know about it instead of having to wander around to find what’s new.

  4. you have a nice home group indeed.