This is La Hoot’s busiest week perhaps to date.  Between graduation parties and a wedding, I’m slammed and working nearly a traditional 40 hour work week.  Blessed?  Yes!  Overwhelmed?  Sometimes!  But right now, I’m slowing down to focus on something of even greater importance than cake pops.  Hard to believe, right?

But really…

For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I lead a life group through our church.  Well, tonight, our group of 24 shared a communion service together and launched into two separate groups and we said “goodbye” to half of the faces we’ve come to love. Doing life together, seeing each other on a weekly basis (often times more), serving together, talking about tough and life changing topics together… its been a beautifully messy few years.

We open our home every Wednesday night and we open our lives.  And as I reflect on the past 3 years as life group leaders with Andrew​, I can’t help but be moved today by Colton Dixon’s song, Through All of It.  You might be quick to think that meeting with a group of Christians every week would equate to surrounding yourself with perfect people.  No offense to the beautiful people sitting in our living room, but it’s the furthest from the truth.  We all have struggles.  We all have weaknesses.  We all have qualities that make us great but there’s always something close behind that makes us ugly.  But we share all that with each other.  We challenge each other to be better.  To be more like Christ.  And in the end, we love each other more deeply for it.

I am so thankful for God being the center of every step of this journey we’ve shared together.  Here’s to the next chapter of the Husted Life Group and to the launching of the Wehner Life Group.  So excited to see how God uses each and everyone of you!  It is with bittersweet joy that we watched you pull away from our house tonight and let you loose to make your own life changing stories…

I have won and I have lost
I’ve got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and you have been my God
Through all of it