It is very easy to go to church every Sunday but it is difficult to be the church, which is our calling.
— Emmanuel Pothen (@eapothen) November 17, 2012
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous & the storm terrible, yet never consider these sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
Peter’s sole concern was to stay dry & warm;
God chose to teach Faith through a storm.
Yahweh uses rogue waves to smooth human rifts,
Like pearls in an oyster, bestows blessings & gifts.
For Jonah, the Savior sent a storm for correction,
With Peter, to prove Abba’s Authority in perfection.
As tides, life has daily highs & lows,
When not welcomed nor expected, harsh wind blows.
By overcoming trepidation & turbulent trials,
Character is lengthened by spiritual miles.
“Faith is strengthened when taken to extremes.”
Trusting Truth wholly, solely, exceeds hopes & dreams.
Unbelief, fear & doubt, beg for the search of an alternate route.
Creator Captain’s command is to step out of the boat,
Though the hard rain proposes another anecdote,
Daddy’s divine love, grace and power alone can keep men afloat.
by Rebecca Brundage, a friend
Because Jesus was strong for me, I am free to be weak;
Because Jesus won for me, I am free to lose;
Because Jesus was someone, I am free to be no one;
Because Jesus was extraordinary, I am free to be ordinary;
Because Jesus succeeded for me, I am free to fail.
Audio Report: A Strange Tourist Attraction: India’s Street Kids (npr)
Listen to an interesting story about how children on the streets are learning to survive.
India has as many as 18 million street children. Whereas all of them are extremely poor, up to half of them are Dalit (untouchable caste), or belong to other scheduled castes or tribes, pointing to deeply ingrained patterns of inequality (HRWA 2000).
At Daya Project we are praying and planning to start Daya Community Centers in both urban and rural regions of India to empower the most needy children. Please pray for us.
This blog comes from living life. It’s what I’m hearing, seeing, learning, enjoying, struggling through, and reflecting on along the way. It’s a collection of my thoughts, prayers, photos, wonderings and challenges. I hope you can grow along with me as I try to take time to reflect on the simplest aspects of life as a father, husband, and servant of God.
“If once the curtain were pulled back, and the scene behind it came into view, it would expose to our spiritual vision a struggle so intense, so convulsive, sweeping away everything within its range, that the most fierce battle fought on earth would seem like mere child’s play by comparison.”