brandonnobach

Fellowship and a bit of fun

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2013 at 4:15 am

Hey everyone!

I haven’t posted here in a while. I have been seriously lacking in my day to day updates as I have had a pretty busy year. I would like to transition this blog into something other than those updates. I will slowly be doing that as I move forward in my life.

My grandmother would like more updates along the lines of the old, so I hope that the transformation of this will lend itself to that.

I don’t know what that will look like, and I don’t know what will come down the line. I cannot promise at this time updates ever **so many days** but I think I can promise a short blurb from time to time on activities in my life.

So today, I am reflective of events that transpired this evening.

For the last year and a half I have been attending a weekly youth group of sorts at the local Episcopalian church. I was initially invited there by my friends Chad and Mercedes. I went for a few reasons at first, to get to know Chad and Mercedes a little better, for the free meal that the church offered on Monday nights, and also because I had felt empty on my religious front.

My first number of years here at Eastern I had church hopped, and eventually stopped going on Sunday mornings. I couldn’t find a place that I felt I liked being. So when Chad and Mercedes invited me I thought it might be a chance to get back into the swing of things. I have really enjoyed my Monday night group, even though I must admit it is not the spiritual need that I so desired. It has been a great place to find people who enjoy each other’s company and care about one another. That is really what tonight was all about.

We have slowly been planning tonight for 5 weeks now. This quarter we have, as a small group, been helping out with Feed Cheney, a program that feeds the needy the last Monday of every month. At our first this quarter in January we met some of the Lutheran Campus Ministry as well. Our respective pastors are friends, and we talked about getting our groups together one night soon. So we planned, and left and it sat for a little while. Finally with some pushing and prodding we got together 5 weeks later.

I donned my chefs hat after a weekend of eating nothing but chicken noodle soup (I’ve been sick) and set about making what is my staple dish, in the crock pot at least, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

Needless to say the night was a smash. We had 18 people there in total, a big step up from our usual 6-8 norm. The church was filled with laughter and good times.

I will let you know that I have found other places in my spiritual life to fulfill the desire to be searching God and trying to live for him.

Athletes in Action(AIA) is something that I am very privileged to be a part of this year. Being an athlete has opened doors and friendships for myself that I have really enjoyed this year. This is one of them, a fellowship of Christian athletes meeting on Tuesday evenings, living and working through the I AM SECOND movement, click the link to check it out, I’ll update more at a later date. It’s been a joy.

Through AIA, I have also stemmed myself into a small bible study group, right now three of us meet on Tuesday mornings, and work through one chapter of the bible a week. Ephisians Chapter 5 is on tap for tomorrow!

So that’s all I have for now. It’s a bit jumbled, it’s a bit scattered. It’s a brief update on my life, and where I hope my life continues to head. Fellowship, and developing my relationship with God more.

Until the next time,

Brandon

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