Excitement and drudgery. Seems to be a pretty good description of life. Mountain top experiences eventually yield to the floor of the valley and life resumes until the next big event. In that meantime our imaginations can run wild. We build up expectations, some quite unrealistic, about the next big thing. We wonder what it is going to be like when we get there. Will it be as wonderful as we expect?
Red, white and blue berry tarts contains about 105 calories, 5 g protein, 1 g fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 18 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 250 mg sodium.
I watched as a little girl who had every reason to be upset and afraid, found confidence, assurance and peace—enough so to help someone else. Since that night at the Miller Park Zoo, I’ve had so many instances in ministry where I have witnessed children and youth, especially, growing in their faith, in big and small ways. Sometimes it’s in experiencing God for the very first time, sometimes it’s in learning something new about their faith, sometimes it’s in being challenged in their faith, and sometimes it’s in finding strength and peace in God and using it to help someone else, just like Jenny.
The wonderful affirmation of Easter is that Christ did what he predicted. He told his disciples that he would be condemned and killed, but that on the third day he would rise from the dead. The disciples either forgot or they simply did not believe. It is comforting to know that Christ keeps his promises whether we remember them or not.
How many books on successful ministry have you read recently by pastors of small churches or rural circuits who began and remained in that setting? My hunch is that you can't do it.
Initial conversations on A Way Forward have been held in seven different locations across the IGRC. Nearly 800 people participated in these vital conversations. Each of these conversations was unique and valuable. The folks that participated expressed appreciation for providing a venue for them to come together with other sisters and brothers to have this family talk.
Rev. Billy Graham is one of the greatest evangelist the world has ever known. His commitment to Christ and his passion for reaching lost souls resulted in over 3.2 million people coming to faith in the Lord. During his ministry he preached to more than 4 billion people.