Stand Up, Church

Christ said, "On this rock, I will build my church." (Matt. 16:18) Paul wrote that, "His (God's) intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord." … Continue reading Stand Up, Church

Buds into Blossoms

Those who set out to make disciples quickly discover that the reason more people don't go down this road is because of the utter impossibility of achieving results. Our part is simply faith and faithfulness.  While rereading Ragamuffin, I have just come across this wonderful poem from Tagore: No, it is not yours to open … Continue reading Buds into Blossoms

Get Used to Disappointment

I love the movie, "The Princess Bride." I can probably quote the entire movie, but one of my favorite moments occurs when Indigo makes the realization that the man in black has all but defeated him at the conclusion of their mighty duel.  Indigo asks, "Who are you?"  To which the man in black replies, … Continue reading Get Used to Disappointment