Recently I read an article describing how we store up many of our memories outside our heads, whether online, in diaries, or other people.
A big part of who I am is tied up in the people I’m connected to through shared memories. Whenever we’ve taken a group of teenage lads out on a youth camp it’s always interested me to notice how different they are with each other after climbing up and down a mountain together: more relaxed, confident and in-sync with each other. Sharing experiences does this, it creates community, it cements family.
How many of these shared memories can a small group make together over the course of a year? Browsing through my photos and videos from the last year I decided to let you in on a few of ours. These ones all focus on what’s gone on inside our house, and you’ll see why at the end of the post.
Raz just published a pretty cool post on her blog about the twists and turns of life the last year, including a bit about THT. Have a read:
There’s been an air of discouragement around recently, with friends struggling and moving out, difficult situations and a slowdown of momentum in the wider church. Things have generally felt a bit stuck at home.
When God wants to speak to us as a whole group we often find he’ll say the same thing at once to several of us. Maybe it’s to make sure it filters through, but most importantly I think it gives us a unity of heart as we adjust our course.
We’ve been talking a lot recently at Adams Avenue about stuff, our future, our houses, what we want to do, this and that.
After talking and praying and talking and talking and eating and talking some more we want to relaunch in some way, to have a bit of a weekly rhythm of things that we do.
We’re thinking prayer and worship gigs, an open house evening, an Acts 29 ministry training thing, and some other stuff.
Now, one of the things we want to do each week, as it goes, is a bible study.