Wherever I travel I try to bring back a rock. I used to be attracted to smooth rocks and loved to hold their heft and sleekness. Now I find beauty in rocks with rough edges. They remind me of how we all start out a bit jagged before being smoothed and shaped into unique individuals. Living with each other in community is not always easy, but over time our rough edges become smoother as we learn to live and forgive. Our children grew up in two families; our immediate and extended family and our church family. Each of these communities continue to shape who we are.
Together we can encounter God more fully and effectively than we can alone. -Matthew 18:20