“Love means loving the unlovable – or it has no virtue at all.”
– G.K. Chesterton
We want EVERYONE to love us, but KNOW they won’t…
In fact, some we love the most will HATE us!
come on, let’s talk about this in the comments…
Notes from my journal
(This Sunday we celebrate 10
years of ministry in Detroit.)
You kids are capable of SO much more than you can even begin to imagine!
I can’t even imagine all that God is doing and about to do IN and THROUGH each of their lives. They are my heroes!
Blood is thicker than water, but Spirit is thicker than blood.
Thank you to BOTH our natural and spiritual families. WE LOVE YOU!
God doesn’t always lead through policy manuals, flow-charts and business plans.
Spirituality is a mixed-up, topsy-turvy, helter-skelter godliness that turns our lives into an upside-down toboggan ride of unexpected turns, surprise bumps and bone shattering crashes … a life ruined by a Jesus who loves us right into his arms. Mike Yanconelli
Yes, I will still trust the policies, constitution and by-laws, programs, and plans created by amazing servants of the Lord. But, I will not be limited by these things. They are the launchpad not the rocket ship!
IF you missed Part One, be sure to scroll down!
Have you ever thought about why so many people use numbered lists for every profound thought or idea? Really, why??
Seems like most leadership or ministry posts that I read always have whatever topic the author is choosing to discuss broken down into a certain number of points … and, they promote it by saying “Eight Ways to…” or “Ten Proven Lessons…” or whatever! It kind of makes it sound like they’re saying that they have found the exact amount of answers or truths on the topic they’re presenting. I think it was man, not God, that called the TEN COMMANDMENTS by that title — because there were MORE than ten and, as we see in the New Testament, there are also less than TEN! And, no, this is not my attempt to minimize the importance of the Ten Commandments – they were distinct & written on tablets – but, were they numbered & titled?
I guess what I’m saying is that I read, so often, titles of books or posts with numbers stated in such a way that it implies ‘that’s it, I’ve discovered the exact amount’ … now, of course, this post is being presented tongue-in-cheek! I’m not picking a fight or trying to offend. I understand that there may be no spiritually redeeming value in this post. And, I must admit, I use lists too… I simply would love some dialog on the subject of “Why Number EVERYTHING?!” Or, why present the numbered list as if it’s the definitive list? Ok, that’s it! Blow up the comments on this!
Then I’ll take all the comments presented and make a list of
“THE SEVEN Reasons People Use Numbers” – Ha!
Your opinion counts (not that I’m counting),