Killer Bunnies Weekend
When Hans said, “I really want to have someone over tonight,” on Friday, I didn’t expect a large group of friends to come to our apartment. But, to my surprise, we had six friends join us for a long game of Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot, and I really enjoyed the evening. (For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Killer Bunnies is an amusing card game in which you try to get as many carrots as possible while trying to keep everyone else from getting them. This often results in killing each other’s bunnies…)
Plans were made on Friday night for all of the guys to go sledding on Saturday, while the ladies enjoyed each other’s company and watched a movie together. Unfortunately, the plans that were made to go sledding were canceled on Saturday due to some nasty weather that rolled in (and is still here) so it didn’t happen. But Hans and I did have one of Hans’s co-workers and his wife over for dinner and enjoyed – what else? – playing Killer Bunnies. (It is one of our favorite games…)
For me, the most refreshing part of having everyone over this weekend has been the conversations we’ve had. (Although don’t get me wrong… I do enjoy playing Killer Bunnies.) Lately I’ve been feeling lonely – most of my good friends are gone from the Houghton area and I haven’t made any new close friends yet. But in two days I have been encouraged and feel like I am on the way to making closer friends. What an answer to prayer!
Not all of our weekend has revolved around Killer Bunnies. This morning Hans and I taught our first Sunday School class at our church. We are using a series based on the book, What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Phillip Yancey, and it was good to see people challenged with the passage we studied (John 8:1-11). I’m looking forward to seeing how God uses the next three months to teach us and our church about His grace.