Jim Wright is a church sower, public but unassuming, thinker, mentor, teacher, local church elder, motivated by redemption, foe of tyrants, friend of the dispossessed, retired international attorney, entrepreneur, former private pilot, and so-so bass fisherman.
Marianne is a retired public school teacher, private but strong, heart, skilled counselor, knows deep intimacy with God, a comfort to others in the Lord, wise, motivated by mercy but has strong resolve, gardener, and a bridge to healing for many.
Together, we have been part of a community of simple, participatory fellowships for many years in our own home county - some of which we helped start.
Our blogs and devotionals spring from firm roots in those local fellowships.
Great point! Scary to do, though…. but that is what following Jesus is about.
That is a scary thing to do and not everyone is gifted in such a way. How many people in gatherings right now have had to start their own? Probably one person started it and they rest came with invitation, because there is certainly no word of mouth. It seems these gatherings hide themselves. Kat who with such enthusiasm said “Yes.” didn’t start the group she’s in. I hate to say it Jim, but as you said in a post I think we are seeing the demise of OC. I know literally hundreds of people (from FB) who want this and have never seen it or been invited, it’s almost like an illusion someone made up and doesn’t really exist. Where are you all?? Personally I think these gatherings are really very few and far between. I personally know two couples who moved across the country to have it. Not everyone is able to do that. I am to the point of giving up on this fantasy, or so it seems.
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