Into the Depths: Soggy Fireworks

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Soggy Fireworks

Ok, since you guys weren't impressed enough with my kickin' fireworks pictures, I thought I would try again with tonight's sunset. Like it or suffer the consequences. You have to admit that minus the cars and telephone poles, it was pretty. Whomever invented the camera phone was a smart cookie.
Sadly, we were rained out at the fireworks display about half way through. I was crushed because, of course, the finale is my favorite part. Now I have to go to Cleburne tomorrow night in order to fill my 4th of July firework quota. Oh well. If I wasn't staying out too late watching fireworks, I would just be blogging too late at home. Six of one half a dozen of another.
Church update: I visited a new church yesterday. I have learned recently that I use my nieces and nephews sometimes as a social buffer. I feel like if they are with me than I don't have to worry about small talk or personal questions. I don't have to feel completely awkward by myself and people who come up to talk want to know about the kids instead of me. Very handy. So, since my nieces were here, we went to a new church. They loved the children's ministry, but it doesn't take much to impress them. Give them a donut and an art project or a song to sing and they are happy girls. I haven't even formed an opinion yet. I'll get back to you on that.
Another thing I have learned through recent self contemplation is why it has been so easy for me just to quit the church going routine that was so ingrained in me. I wondered, since I went to church every time the doors were open as a teenager, and even as a young adult, how it was so easy for me just to stop. Well, thinking about camp and how I so never wanted to come home, got me to thinking why that was. I think, back then, church was an escape for me. It was an opportunity to not have to be in the middle of the chaos that was my home. So, I used that escape every single chance I got. When I moved away from my parents house, it was still a habit for me. Then one day I was like "why the hell do I still go to church when it gets me nowhere." I don't know God better, I don't love Him more, I don't live a Christian life, I don't serve in the church, anymore, so why keep going. I didn't need it as an escape any longer, so it was easy to see the emptiness of my repetition.
Anyway, not sure where I was going with that. Have a Happy 4th, everyone. I hope your fireworks intrigue you as they do me.


Blogger theresa said...

Oh My Gosh, I could have written your post! I bring my neice to church shop with me all the time to buffer...and I went to church as a child/teenager to get away from the abuse in my house. It's great to see I'm not alone. Thanks.

July 04, 2006 8:28 PM  

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