24. Attempt to join a Journey Group. Our schedule may make this difficult, but we’re big fans of intentional community.
Since last July, I think there have been maybe 4 or 5 weeks total that we’ve actually been in Omaha for the whole week. Every week we’re in a different barn, in a car, in a meeting or three, or in an airplane (and definitely still in love).
What we’re not in? A Journey Group. Small Group, Community Group, Bible Study, Life Group, whatever. We’re not in one.
I could pretty easily call this 33 Before 33 goal a failure. We didn’t try to join a group this year. Not even a little bit. Mission not accomplished.
But what we did do? Stay invested in the lives of many people whom we love. Have drinks and dinner and celebrations and make time for long conversations and Big Life Moments and laughter with people who love us and fight for us and pray for us and hold us up and ask hard questions about faith. In the words of evangelicals these days, we did life together. We’re not registered in any church’s database, but we do community. We do grace.
Chad and I travel many (many, MANY) miles in a car together. But we do not journey alone.