Extra! Extra! Read all about this hot ish. So I am proud to announce that I have another update on my 101 in 1001 challenge even though I really just started the challenge not too long ago. (Click on these links if you need a refresher on the list and also check out the 101 in 1001 category on the sidebar on the right of the home page for posts about it.) Here are the items that I feel comfortable checking off:
22. Become a member of a church
On February 8th, I joined a church for the second time in my life. The story leading up to this deserves a post (or book) of its own. However, I will say that I don’t have the typical church girl story by any means. I started going to church on my own as a teenager after being invited by a friend (who I later fell out with), became “super-Christian” in a sense, went to a very Christian college, then got to the point where I didn’t think I would ever call myself a “Christian” again (still prefer saying a person of faith lest I be a hypocrite) never mind actually belong to a church again. But, I do believe God has a great sense of humor, especially when we try to put our foot down.
82. Seriously research starting a food pantry at New Exodus Baptist Church
The church membership update brings me to the next one regarding starting a food pantry at that very same church. Part of the reason I decided to join a church community is for the opportunity to outreach. I finally took an evening to research starting a food pantry at my husband’s family church only to realize that there is a ministry doing what we envisioned and more right around the corner called Shepherd’s Hope. So it would actually make more sense to link up with them or direct people to utilize their services rather than doing the exact same thing from scratch. This research did lead to other ideas for possibly making an impact so there should be more info on that later.
78. Take Little L to a children’s museum
My last update is somewhat unrelated to the others, but we got around to taking Little L to the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. I think we all were a bit tired by the end, but it was worth it because we had a ball. She was able to put on a raincoat for the first time and play in the WaterWays exhibit, where we splashed each other with water and played with the always popular Mr. Rubber Ducky as well as toy boats. Another fav for her was the Treehouse Trails exhibit where she played kitchen in the log cabin and made a new friend. It was so refreshing to find something age-appropriate for her to do outside of the house that we hope to take her back sooner rather than later.
That’s all the poppin’ updates I have for now on my 101 in 1001 challenge. What’s been up with you folks? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook.