As some of you know, one of the most rewarding and impacting (on me) ministries I’ve ever been involved in was working with seven year’s worth of student worship bands at our church.
A characteristic of the last band I was involved with (in 2004-2005) was their unity and love for each other. They were all very different, but they developed a sweet friendship and love for each other during the year that was . . . well, it was amazing, and awesome, and wonderful. One thing we did quite a few times during that year was get together for game nights, and Balderdash was usually the game of choice. It’s pretty much the funnest board game ever invented.
The band members are scattered now, working, at college, in Seattle, etc., but now and then we have a chance to get together. Brad was down from Seattle so we organized another Balderdashy band party. It was a blast! And it included a lot of other friends too; about 20 people took part in the festivities throughout the night. We started a bit late (around 10:00pm) and it went until 4:30am. I went to bed very tired, but with a smile on my face.
I went to bed thankful for friends, and for a chance to watch young people who mean so much to me grow up. I’m overwhelmed at God’s grace and so thankful to him! Why do I get to experience such great things?
Sometimes I really miss the days we all had together. It hurts to miss people. But it’s a good hurt.
Some pictures for ya:
Brad and Gabe
Jackie and Kelso
Kevin’s thinking . . .
Kelso’s tired . . .
Lindsey, Britney and Brad
Even more Balderdash!
Unbelievable amounts of Balderdash!
The band (not shown: Gabe or Joey. I’m the elderly gentleman in the middle)
Kelsey and Megan