This weekend was a blur. My hubs (Duggs) had duty on Friday. I got sick and was up all night, so I did sleep either. So, Saturday we both slept. Today, I’ve been in recovery mode – we’ve just been taking it easy, spending some nice relaxing time together. With a teensy bit of crafting in there. I worked for a hot minute. I haven’t been feeling awesome, so staying home has been nice.
But part of staying home is that we didn’t make it to church this weekend. Sad face.
I love going to church. Our home church out here in Hawaii, Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, is wonderful. The sermons are passionate, down to earth, funny, relate-able. The people are amazing, loving. It’s home to us.
Going every weekend is a way to center our lives. It helps to ground us. We spend some time praying, being with God, celebrating all the amazing blessings we experience. Reflection, thanksgiving, and fellowship.
It’s part of the routine that we love, the foundation for the week. Sets the tone, ya know. (I hope anyone of my high school friends reading this just shouted set the tone! in your head, LOL).
I know that a blog post isn’t nearly the same as church. But, I did spend some time this evening focusing on an aspect of my faith that I wanted to share with y’all. wanted to spend a minute posting about a super rad revolution that I am happily a part of.
I am Second.
I am Second is this awesome movement I heard about on the radio a while ago. We’re all in second place, because God’s first. It’s about all of us contributing to take care of each other, lift each other up, pray for one another and be a community of God’s children. From their website, here’s an explanation of what it’s all about:
I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second.
You are here for a reason. We all have needs and could use some help. Talk to us. Call, chat, or email. 24 hours a day.
Go a step further, talk with the people in your life. Spread the revolution of Second. Share the videos with friends. Start an I am Second Group in your neighborhood, workplace, or school or join an I am Second Group already meeting.
Volunteer at concerts. Serve through I am Second community service events. Organize your own I am Second events. Sign up for an I am Second Expedition to help people in other countries. Check out Get Involved for other opportunities. Connect with us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
I am Second is designed to help people discover their purpose in life. Have you discovered yours?
I’ve yet to go volunteer at an event, but I try to get involved when I can. They post prayer chains on FB – stuff like that. I’ve chatted with total strangers, just to lend an ear, being there at the right time to just help someone. It’s awesome.
The stories of I am Second members are so awesome. People who’s been saved, overcome really incredible adversity. The site has videos and stories that can really brighten your mood. From huge celebs to everyday people, so many members are part of the movement.
I would love a chance to volunteer with I Am Second.
So, today, I went ahead and registered. Not just following the FB feed or Twitter, I actually made an account. So now, it’s up to me to see what opportunities may come my way. I’m posting here for accountability, and in case others are interested in signing up!
So while I know spending time on a website is totally different than attending church… I just wanted to take a time out from my day to invest some energy into my faith. And hopefully I’ve sent a couple more people over to the site. If you check it out and like it, let me know!
As always, thanks for reading!! xoxo, hhr