"It pays to take life seriously; things work out when you trust in God." Proverbs 16.20, The MessageTaking this with me today. Before the day began there were hints of crisis everywhere. People I love who are suffering, hurting, confused and broken. Worries and anxiety right here in my neighborhood. Phone calls and texts and … Continue reading Trust
Last week, I lost three very important things:my Biblemy March church expense statementmy January church expense statement (don't ask)I looked everywhere; I turned the house upside down. I went through everything in my office three times. No sign of the Bible or the bills.I assumed the Bible would turn up eventually. It's quite amazing, actually, … Continue reading The Bible And The Bills
A photo of my as-yet-unfinished work space at the church. Eventually, I'll get it done...Here's what's smacking my internal attitude around today - a fascinating and thought-provoking quote from Dan Allender's book Sabbath, via Pete Wilson's blog:“Ambition leads to the demand for the shortest path between points to gain the most in the least amount … Continue reading In Search Of Wonder
We had rehearsal tonight in our new space - our first "regular" Wednesday night rehearsal. Last week was so frenetic and packed with energy that it didn't seem normal.Tonight was normal. It was really....weird...to be out of the the little trailer, where we all practically stood on top of one another to practice. Now we're … Continue reading Pianos And Prayers
It is Monday. The rhythm of my week is such that Monday often brings a welcome respite of a whirlwind of activity. Many of us who lean into Sunday as the highlight of of our work week find Monday as a necessary day of rest and recovery, not only of physical energy but (even more … Continue reading On Giving Up And Bringing Back
Lord,Your servant doesn’t know left from right.Even now I don’t know which one of your hands I am in.Whether I am in the left or the right, it doesn’t matter.I am in your hands.That’s enough.HT to Chris at Enchanted Oak for this, which she's had on her refrigerator for eight years.
The Haitian government estimates approximately 230,000 died in the quakeIt estimates a further 300,000 people have sustained injuriesAn unknown number of others have died from untreated sepsis, illness, and injuryOne million remain homelessFifty thousand families have received tent-type emergency sheltersTents donated by the Cirque du Soleil might soon house the Haitian governmentMore than 500,000 children … Continue reading Don’t Forget
Three weeks after the earthquake in Haiti, help and healing are happening.Check in with the Livesays here. And don't forget to pray for the country and the people of Haiti.
I got this phone call today."Are you sitting down?"I did."We met with the doctor. About the mass in my lung."Deep breath."IT'S. NOT. CANCER."Hands flapping wildly, tears flowing freely - and with every breath, "Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you...."
Holly Furtick wrote an incredibly powerful blog post last week.You should read it. Especially if you are part of Powhatan Community Church - or any church - you should read this post.And, after you're done reading, do something.And leave a comment and let us know what you did.Here's an excerpt; the emphasis is mine.I'm just saying … Continue reading Let’s Fight.