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A Lamenting Church

Some churches don’t grow.  For whatever reason. Sometimes the only true growth a church experiences is discipleship making via procreation.  Now, there can be all sorts of reasons why a church doesn’t grow.   387 more words


The Gospel and Lamenting

Yesterday morning I wrote a post. Then I turned on the news and saw what happened to Alton Sterling. This morning I woke with the thought that maybe I should hold off on my post. 512 more words


Going Deeper with God - Counting the Cost of Non-Discipleship

Eugene Peterson’s book “Eat this Book” teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. 547 more words

Going Deeper With God

the sonnet-ballad

Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?
They took my lover’s tallness off to war,
Left me lamenting. Now I cannot guess
What I can use an empty heart-cup for. 83 more words

Holy Timing Batman!

It really stinks to suck at something I thought I was good at.  It can be humbling.  It can be discouraging.  It’s a choice to make it motivating. 548 more words

What ever happened to the Great Red Coat?

Back in April, I started the Highlander’s Wife MKAL and simultaneously cast on the Great Red Coat thinking the MKAL shawl would be so easy that I’d need to have a secondary project to keep myself busy. 423 more words

Too Much Time For One Project

How does all this lamenting bring us any closer to God?

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.     688 more words