Thursday, September 15, 2011

True Church Stories #37

I've omitted all names in this post for anyone who might want to remain anonymous.

Last night the topic for our Fusion service at Celebration was Toxic Health and what the Bible says about it.  (Yes, God does give us clear direction in His Word to be good stewards of our bodies.)  After I taught on the subject we divided into groups to discuss/pray about it.  I usually visit a different fusion group every week.  The group I visited this week never disappoints - they have fantastic discussion and lots of fun.

One lady shared with the group that she has insomnia and her health is really affected by it.  She doesn't know what to do about it.  A man in the group says, "I'll tell you how to solve it!  You need to spoon with your husband!"

"What's that?" she said.

And with a surprised reaction he said, "spooning?  You don't know what spooning is?"

[insert lots of laughter here from the fusion group]

And she shyly says, "No, I don't know what it is..."

So he says, "Here I'll show you..." and says to his wife of like 35 years, "Honey, come over here and let's show her..."

And right there in the circle the two of them get in "position" to show this other lady what spooning is.

HYSTERICAL!

I laughed so hard I cried.

And I laughed some more.

I didn't even try to hide my amusement with this, I thought it was the funniest thing ever.

And then the group leader says, "this discussion is getting out of control so let's close in prayer.

And then the person she picked to close in prayer begins his prayer by saying, "Father God, help us to get a grip..." and  the group further dissolves into a pile of laughter.  He didn't mean the prayer in a funny way but it just came out that way.

Needless to say by the time I left the fusion group my stomach was hurting from laughing so hard and actually it felt great!   I love times with God's people where you never know what to expect.  I love the times of laughing til' we cry together.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I love the fact that this couple and group felt comfortable enough to even demonstrate! You won't find much of that in a lot of churches. Sounds like a great night!