While United Methodists spend a great deal of time, money, and energy attempting to shape potential outcomes of the specially called 2019 General Conference…
Dear Millenials, I was you once. People wanted to know what I thought. They wanted to know what I wanted to buy. They wanted…
All I have to offer is a few observations in the friend-connecting process.
It seems that our culture has us all so afraid of each other that we default to a defensive posture, keeping ourselves at a distance from each other, unwilling to develop healthy, vulnerable relationships.
“There is only one Sunday that matters – this one – and only one sermon to be preached – this one. So fall in love with this sermon.”
You may never know the great power that a simple word of love can have on a person, but I encourage you to share love with others. It will never leave my memory. Though a lot of time has passed through the years, the memory of a mentor’s words at a critical time in my life will never fade.
The redeemed, the serene, the peaceful ones who are reconciled with God will find our God-aimed identity not in what we buy, accumulate, save, or consume, but in how we give.
All the world’s programming about effective Christian witness can’t compete with believers who have warm, thawed hearts, and all the world’s programming about effective Christian witness can’t thaw frozen hearts that sit like a cold stone on an unbending pew, rock-hard, Sunday after Sunday.