Prayers and Cocktails

Why Prayers and Cocktails? I named the blog Prayers and Cocktails because I wanted to feel like I was writing a blog along the lines of a church’s small group meeting. With cocktails. Do you know how many more people would attend small groups each week if cocktails were served? Or how much more fun small groups would be?

Maybe in your church they don’t call them small groups. In my church they call them “care groups”. As far as I know, they do not serve cocktails. I have a toddler and live in the Boonies so I do not go to small groups. Regardless of cocktail service.

I imagined the blog being a kind of conversation with us meeting weekly, sipping something enjoyable and talking over stuff.

But you don’t always talk about church-y stuff– I will probably never talk about church-y stuff. At least not with a straight face. You see, I’m not very church-y.

Okay, well then, you don’t always talk about faith stuff– I hosted a small group in my house one time. And we talked about life and faith and how the two mixed or didn’t. We talked about our jobs and boys and kids. We talked about our mothers. We talked about our girlfriends. And sometimes we just watched Survivor. So, here, it will be like that. However, I don’t watch Survivor so I won’t be talking about that.

And don’t forget, we’re serving cocktails so it’s bound to be a little different.

Why Thursdays? I post Thursday evenings because back in the day, when I lived in Texas, there was very very often a Thursday night Happy Hour party. The local clubs would invite people to drop a business card in to win a Happy Hour Party. The party came with a free drink and free appetizers. Because there was a large, extended group of us dropping business cards, it seemed someone was always winning. So there were a lot of Thursdays when we had a lot of fun.

Do you have a drinking problem? Not that I know of. I do have a lot of other problems though. Drinking doesn’t happen to be one of them. Thank you for asking though.