February 16

February 16, 2021
By: Katie Swenson

All the believers were together and had everything in common.– Acts 2:44 

I went to church on Valentine’s Day, Sunday. 

It was the first time I had been to church on a Sunday morning for almost a year now and I didn’t even realize how much I missed my church family until that morning. The family with the cute little girl and twin boys, who had wiggles like my kids did when they were young. Although, there’s still some wiggles that come out in a jittery knee in my son, and myself. We saw friends that we don’t otherwise see if it weren’t for Sunday mornings. I got caught up on what my church family had been up to and got to share some of our family’s news as well.

I miss my church family. 

I miss Ed Gable, the big guy with a beard and suspenders that walked up to me one morning a couple of years ago and said, “You Katie Swenson???” His son, Aaron had warned me his dad was going to come looking for me. We were both finishing our pilot’s certification around the same time. I met a fellow pilot that morning, a member of my church family.

I miss Justin Collier. A guy I had the privilege of watching grow up and got to serve Christ with 

in Mexico several times, as adults. There was no Mexico trip last summer, and it’s not looking good for this summer. Keeping up with the lives of our young people in church brings me such joy. We have amazing young people! I have nothing but hope for our future because of them.

I miss Anna Marie Valles. We work together with our church family’s youth. I’ll never forget the time she walked out of service with me and asked how my sister was doing and she saw my pain. Anna Marie immediately laid a hand on me and prayed for me outside of the sanctuary that morning. It gave me peace and strength to keep fighting along side my sister.

My question for you is, who do you miss? Who are the people in our church family that you had the privilege of seeing Sunday mornings? We are worshipping every Sunday. Please come. I’m sorry I waited so long.

Full disclosure, Ed and I met in the cockpit of a Cessna not long ago… I have beautiful pics of the Golden Gate bridge and the City. Come next Sunday and I’ll show you!


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