It is not wiseNor is it sustainableTo endure difficult thingsOut of guilt,Or obligation.Life is complicated,Confusing at timesConvoluted.It’s one thing to want to be somewhereBecause its the best you’ve encounteredAnd have no real reason to complain,Quite another when you areAgonizing,Suffering to do the right thing.Jesus sweated bloodWhen faced with the prospectOf what it would takeTo love […]Read more "Staying for the right reasons"
To buyNor a show to attendNor a business to invest in-It is a body to belong to.Those that sit in her pewsAre not audience membersSeeking entertainment,They are members of a symphony,Participants in a dance a dance of graceWhere sinners get their day ofReckoning with mercy,Where the imperfectMeet PerfectionWhere crooked motivesAre made whole,Where the work ofSelf-deternination […]Read more "The church is not a product"
Is the God we worship.The congregation is full of stumbling peopleLed by flawed leaders,Singing finite songsIn our attempts to glorify an infinite God.Reaching up to take a hold of GloryOnly to find that Glory has come downIn search of us.If you have brushed up against the church’sImperfectionsKnow that you’re not alone,As with anything humans are […]Read more "The only perfect thing about the church"
“Being a part of the furniture” Can be seen as a term of endearment. People know where to find you. You show up regularly enough For others to know they can lean on you, Depend on you Make plans around you And sadly, also take you for granted. For any organisation, It’s important to recognize […]Read more "The cupboard has been moved"
Side by side.Accompany me.I fear that in your haste for progress You might try to pull me from the frontAnd lose sight of meAnd I will resent you for it.Or maybe you’ll try to push me from behindOnly to be surprised at how much I stumble,And despise me for being so slow.So if you really […]Read more "Walk with me"
She wasn’t “his type”And neither was he hers.And yet they found something truly wonderfulThat has bloomed in ways they never could have considered.Love, it turns out, saw something they hadn’t. She was sure that the people of her new churchWere really not her people.She was sure they would never know her well.And yet she found […]Read more "From a distance"
There is room in God’s house For everyone. Unfortunately, even room for the people you don’t like; The bullies The ones with no backbone The snobs The mobs The ones who should know better The ones with a stiff upper lip The hypocrites The irreverent The goody too shoes The inconsiderate The know it alls […]Read more "Ngena"
Ah yes, the ROI. The frame of thinking to determine Whether or not the potential outcome justifies the input. A fancy way of asking “Is it worth it?” Right now it’s a useful question when considering What you are going to invest in next year. You can make decisions based on things you can measure. […]Read more "Return on Investment"
What is the goal of religion?Is it not fellowship with God?The prayers, the scriptures, the fellowshipAre channels towards where we hope to goBut they are not the destination themselves.We do not pray for prayer’s sakeOr sing on Sunday morningBecause that’s what we’ve always done.We do all this in pursuit of Someone Great.How foolish to get […]Read more "Means and Ends"
There is an opportunity for something to go wrong a hundred percent of the time And there is an opportunity for us to show up with every situation Even if it is only in our thoughts that we actually rise And half the time that’s where the battle lies. You have a choice whether to […]Read more "A hundred percent of the time"