Something About Sundays

Something About Sundays

There’s something I love about Sunday mornings. I’ve written about Sundays before but every time it rolls around, I can’t help but be filled with joy and peace.

Sunday Mornings | Moving Peaces

I have a routine on Sunday mornings that starts with sleeping in (and if that’s not a glorious way to start the day then I don’t know what is). Depending on how long I slumber, I might start the day  writing or with a cup of tea on the porch. The hubby works and plays music at a church, so it’s just me in the mornings. Sure, I miss driving together sometimes, but I treasure this little window of time. It’s a time when quiet thoughts are welcomed instead of my go-to ignore/avoid, especially when something is bothering me. No, on Sundays the whole day is simply sweeter.

As I drive to church, I play the station with gospel and soul music that usually sings a lot about “getting on the train” of some sort and lots of “glory halleluiahs.” It’s so celebratory and beautiful, I can’t help but smile and feel a calm peace. Last week, they sang about how it’s all going to work out because–Jesus.  Simple and true.

During my drive, my route takes me through downtown Raleigh. Families are dressed up in their Sunday best, holding hands as they cross the street to church. My favorite moment in the drive is when I also catch a glimpse of the choir members filing in the building, wearing their long flowing choir robes. I’ve never heard what they sing, so I can only imagine it might include a few hymns written years ago but just as meaningful today.

Finally, I arrive at my church where my friends are playing guitar, mandolin, accordion, drums and bass. Wearing denim and singing about what we have to be thankful for. From the back row, I never bother to stop myself from stomping my boots and swaying to the music while singing along.

Three vastly different styles of music, all with the same purpose–to praise and glorify God.


Recap & Reflection

Recap & Reflection

For those of you who have been asking how the event went, here’s a quick summary. From my perspective, it could not have been better! This is something I have been working on and praying about for months. Yes, months. But I think it was worth it.

Women's Event | Moving Peaces

For those of you who weren’t yet aware, I coordinated this year’s women’s event/retreat at our church. After hearing so many good things about the IF:Gathering, I thought it might be nice to host it ourselves, albeit a bit later than the rest of the world who participated in the live simulcast. IF asks the question, “If God is real, then what?” There were speakers like Jennie Allen, Christine Caine, Jen Hatmaker, Bianca Olthoff, Rebekah Lyons and Ann Voskamp, and they all had incredibly strong messages to share with women.

Speaker - Jen Hatmaker | Moving Peaces

As I shared earlier, I had a few dreams for what a women’s event could one day look like. When I learned about IF, I found they had carried out so many similar dreams and was struck by it.

IF Table | Moving Peaces

When it comes right down to it, there are amazing women out in the world. They are doing big things and they are doing small things, but they all matter. One of the things I wanted, was to bring the amazing women in our church all under one roof so we could learn from each other and build lasting relationships. So we could learn what it meant to live a life for God.

I’m so glad this weekend was about that.

Emcee | Moving Peaces


I had the unique pleasure of not only coordinating the event, but also being the emcee as we transitioned from different sessions. I almost never knew 100% of what I was about to say before I said it, which was completely unnerving but it basically meant I was praying for the words the whole way through.

Lunch Outside | Moving Peaces

We got to hang out together and chat Friday night at the bonfire, eat lunch on a gorgeous sunny Saturday under tents on the lawn and talk to each other around the table all weekend long. A few women shared and we really just had time to enjoy each other’s company.

Women from Church | Moving Peaces

IF Gathering Event | Moving Peaces