It's all I hear. Church growth. Grow your ministry. Growing churches. Grow, grow, grow. And I know some of it is probably guilt, jealousy, whatever because Cornerstone isn't currently growing like it has. We're in one of those plateau times. But I wonder, are we more concerned with growing churches or growing people? Are we more concerned with growing churches or living like Jesus? Are we more concerned with growing churches or loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves? After all, Jesus' own "church" didn't grow, right? People left Him left and right. But He was faithful...He defined faithful...He calls us to faithfulness...which doesn't necessarily mean growth. Right?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
So I used to know this guy who had a neighbor who would say that. Then he would come home three weeks later! Last night I took the hawg out to get some gas...and came back 100 miles later! If Carla wouldn't have been busy studying and hadn't stayed home, I might still be riding!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
I'm sure you've heard it. Somebody you know dies, then somebody else, then someone says "you know these things always come in threes." Well, I'm having a little problem now. First, Ed McMahon died. Then Farrah Fawcett. So I'm ready for the third, and it was Michael Jackson. OK...theory confirmed. But then, bam, it's Billy Mays. Wow, so that makes four. Now what? Today, it's Karl Malden, which, by my count is five...
...or is it two, on the second three? Scary, huh?