faith

By |2014-03-21T21:57:48+00:00March 19th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, theology|

"Faith responds to an already given grace. This faith is not simply an embrace of the goodness which meets us in the world, but a reception of the goodness of God promised in spite of the way the world is. The faith of Abraham is not in anything he sees in the world, but in a word which will overcome the barrenness of the world. Faith is reliance on God’s promise of overcoming the present for a new life.” Walter Brueggemann, Genesis

overcoming reluctance

By |2013-04-01T14:54:59+00:00April 2nd, 2013|church life, discipleship, leadership, theology|

You asked for my hands that you might use them for your purpose, I gave them for a moment, then withdrew them for the work was hard. You asked for my mouth to speak out against injustice. I gave you a whisper that I might not be accused. You asked for my life that you might work through me. I gave a small part that I might not get too involved. Lord, forgive my calculated efforts to serve you only when it is convenient for me to do so, only in those places where it is safe to do so, [...]