Coming together as a team

I was a little giddy about this week’s prompt because I literally “JUST finished a meeting with the leadership team for my MOPS group. We spent two hours planning, laughing, contemplating, discussing, more discussing, and more planning about the next few months for our group. We hashed out details and tried to reason out the best way to approach certain subjects. Plus food and more laughter. 

I am so thankful for the team we have assembled. It’s ever changing as moms come in and out of seasons for serving. But each year the Lord pulls together some amazing women that all share a vision to reach more moms, to encourage each other, and to share Christ with these women. It’s a beautiful thing! 

Before we started tonight I read a blurb I found on line about MOPS mirroring a passage in Acts 2. The passage is about the purpose of their group. They are to meet together, break bread, find out what they have in common, share with one another and with those in need, and praise God while increasing in number. It’s such a fitting passage for this ministry and I feel blessed to be surrounded by a team that feels the same way. 

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

— Acts 2:42-47 (NIV)

We don’t all parent the same way, but we all want to be better parents.

We don’t all have the same backgrounds, but we all want to reach the future of life in Heaven. 

We don’t all agree on the best snack at a meeting, but we all agree there needs to be snacks. 

Okay, that last one got away from me. Thanks, team. 


I’m linking this up over at Kate Motaung’s for Five Minute Friday. Every week a one-word writing prompt is given and writers have five minutes to share.

This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.





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