Midway through making the bed this morning, my eye fell on a new book on the little table by Rich’s side of the bed: A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God: Spirituality for the Rest of Us, by Larry Osborne.
1. Sean and Jennifer, who were in Boston over the weekend, decided to drive all the way back to Schenectady late Saturday night in order to be with us in worship on Sunday morning. (This made God happy; it meant that He could receive those stirring drum-punctuated songs He loves so much.) 2. Rachel and Jennifer…Read more »
In my first post on leadership, I suggested that all of us are leaders. Each of us is responsible for someone. We have to lead ourselves just to get out of bed or go to work. The first two verses of Luke 9 are loaded: “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive…Read more »
I have a one of the best seats in the house, and that’s one of the reasons it feels right to peck away at the computer trying to pass on at least a little bit of what I see. At the same time, I’ve been thinking this morning about the thing Jesus emphasized — about…Read more »
Never thought I’d see the day: Eric Barnes out-‘hammed’. By a little girl! I can’t imagine doing this justice, but let me give it a try. This redoubtable and remarkable moment simply must be described for the poor unfortunates who didn’t get to see it with their own eyes. The setting was BRC’s first Kids Hope USA – Van Corlaer party.…Read more »
All of us are leaders. I’m not saying that everyone has the gift of leadership. A person can lead without the spiritual gift of leadership, just as he or she can pray for others to be healed without the particular spiritual gift of healing. If you are responsible for others, you are a leader. If you are…Read more »
I just read something on Jim Martin’s blog (A Place for the God Hungry) that Jim copied from Brian Mashburn’s blog (On Becoming Truer). It’s so good, and it so affirms God’s word to us this past Sunday, that I wanted to share it with all of you. Brian wrote it because his friend had just…Read more »