This is the stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well…
Don’t Panic –Greg Forster
“The crisis of civilization that we are now living through was over a hundred years in the making. It isn’t going to be averted by anything we do in the next five years and certainly not by the results of the coming election. The moral conesnsus at the center of American civilization has broken down. The work of rebuilding it will take time, and election results—as important as they are for other purposes—are only marginally relevant to that work.
I know many of my panicking friends, if they’ve had the patience to read this far, will be crying out, “but even if the crisis is delayed as you say, we still need to be working very hard right now to get ready for it if we are to have any hope of surviving it!”
That’s true. That’s exactly why panic is the wrong response.”
You know I’m a sucker for church signs…
Seven Church Signs That Give a Positive Impression
“I was recently in a church that had several signs posted about not bringing food or drinks in the worship center. I asked a guest what he thought of the signs. His response was telling: “I think they are telling me they don’t want to clean up my mess.”
From that perspective, the sign was a negative sign for the church. At least from one person’s point of view it meant, “Don’t bother us.”
Many churches, however, have positive signs posted around the church facilities. Unless you are a curmudgeon, these signs would give you a favorable impression of the church. My comments after each sign reflect the message it would likely communicate…”
To The Small Team Worship Leader -David Santistevan
“Powerful worship doesn’t consist in the size and quality of your band. It consists in the hunger of the worshipers. How hungry are you? How hungry is your team, no matter how small it is? How hungry is your church? Focus on stoking that flame of desire, no matter how small or inexperienced your team is.”
Faith is the Escape Hatch for Entitlement –Michael Kelley
“We live in a consumer driven culture, and because we do, most of the time we bring a preconceived notion to a given situation that we deserve more. We deserve better. We deserve something different than what is presented before us, whether it means a lane of traffic all to ourselves, an unbroken travel schedule, or regular promotions at the office…
What do we all do when we feel the impulse inside of us that says we deserve more and better? We trust. Again and again. And when we do, we fix our eyes on Jesus, who knew full well what He was entitled to, and yet laid it all down because He trusted the wisdom, timing, and power of the Father.”
The “better half”?