for years steve and i would walk in and out of church without saying more than a hello to people. we craved a church community, prayed for a church community, but didn't actively pursue it, which, by the way doesn't greatly improve your chances.
God answered our prayers last year, when i ran into a familiar face at a teacher's conference. an old college classmate who was gracious enough to ask if we had a small group and invited us into his.
for the past year we have been blessed by this wonderful group of people who have celebrated what is good, trudged through the bad and loved us despite all that is ugly in us.
we are thankful and love every single one of you.