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Eowyn's Heart

The name of this blog is based on the character Eowyn from Lord of the Rings because I strongly identify with her on many levels. The purpose of this blog is to proclaim the glory of my Lord and King through His work in conforming me into the image of His Son, Christ Jesus. In all things, I trust you will see His hand at work.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Game Night

Tonight, like nearly every Saturday night, I had the priviledge & pleasure of gathering with friends for food & fun. Christian fellowship is so sweet. I thought I'd share this idea in case someone else out there likes the idea and wants to implement the same thing with his/her friends.

For over a year now, a small group of us (4 regulars and around 10 who show up occasionally) have gotten together every Saturday night for potluck and games. Each of us "regulars" trades off hosting the Game Night in our homes.

The "host" provides the main course and everyone else brings the extras - side dishes, drinks, dessert and so forth. The host chooses the game for the evening. We've played LOTR Monopoly, Mexican Train Dominos, Killer UNO (one of our favorites), Apples to Apples, and many more. We also alternate out some weekends as "Out Night" - when we all hit dinner and some activity together - miniature golf, a movie, bowling, a day at the beach, and so forth.

Except for Out Nights, we meet at 5:30 p.m., eat dinner and then break out the game. We try to wrap up by 10 so everyone can get home and get a decent nights sleep before church the next morning. Out Night times are determined according to the activity - usually movies are matinees to save $$ and we hit dinner after. Sometimes, if time permits, we'll head over to ice cream or Starbucks for a game of cards. Everyone is encouraged to bring friends.

Sometimes we get non-believers and it is a great opportunity to "lifestyle witness" as we live out our Christian relationships in front of them. Right now we have one Catholic young lady that comes occasionally. Please pray for Angelic's salvation.

Tonight we had tacos and played two new games I picked up on a whim . First we played Zathura. I loved the movie and the game is right in line with it. It's a bit juvenile, yes, but it was still fun . It was really short - only about a half hour. After one round of that, we broke out Pirates of the Caribbean - DVD Treasure Hunt. Now that was a great game! And I'm not just saying that because I won - which I did .

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