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Today we bring you a 140-word misplaced and forgotten conundrum (GASP!), of which we were gently reminded.
(We are thankful for gentle readers. Didn't know if we had ever mentioned that.)
But enough of the nicey-nice--it's time to get down.
When we moved recently, we visited a church very close to our house on the second Sunday in. We went for a couple weeks and were invited to a Thanksgiving get-together, so we kept going through December just because people were so nice to us, being new and all. They took an active interest in us, especially since there aren't many younger couples. Now they'd like for us to join/get involved. Although we like the church for being close and friendly, we'd still like to visit other churches and see if there's one with a better fit for us, with a theological approach which doesn't leave us cringing quite so often. They are orthodox, even if teaching is sometimes me-centered, depending on who's speaking. Are we ungrateful? Should we stay because no church is perfect and we're being nitpicky?
Signed, NOT Church Hoppers
(address & signature not included in word count)
Dear NOT Church Hoppers, (salutation and signature not included in word count)
Let's see if we've got this. . .
Two spring chickens flew into a church fling
friendly folks but their orthodoxy's more a "me" thing
tried a test fit yet it wasn't a poppin'
now God's birdies wanna do a non-hoppin'
Does that sum it up?
Hmmm. . .
MikChiks filed their nails did some deliberatin'
back and forth a little like debatin'
yams and stuffing had caused you to linger
but there wasn't no commitment no ring on the finger
Finely settled in--but needed the gestation
give thanks to this awesome congregation
want to explore your unexplored surrounding
don't want to hurt or be like cads--confounding
Yo, they'll be cool, the bridge will be remainin'
as you knock-about alert for His refrainin'
blessings to you—time to wrap up this rappin'
conundrum's done, four lips are just a flappin'.
You're too fly for us not to dig you.
LMad (from the block)