I don’t think I had ever paid attention to this hymn before, When the Church of Jesus. You know, it’s in the back of the hymnal–one of those newer ones. Actually, it’s under the heading of “Called to God’s Mission.” If you pay attention, you’ll see what a convicting truth that is. When the Church of Jesus Shuts its outer door, Lest the roar of traffic Drown the voice of prayer: May our prayers, Lord,…..
My idea for the scariest Halloween costume came to me this morning. Yes, on Halloween day. Have I ever told you I’m a procrastinator? It won’t cost you much money. You’ll be dressed in no time. In fact, where whatever you want. Dress up. Dress down. Wear your work clothes. Dress like a minion (There’s a joke in there somewhere). It doesn’t matter. Next, crab a pile of index cards. Write the word “DARN” on…..
Did you notice how so many people were decisively ready to move out of 2016? Were you one of them? Some called it the worst year ever. Countless disastrous things happened within the last 365 days. The year was filled with contempt, distrust and agony. Yea, that sounds like a lot of years we’ve known before, but this one seemed different, more widespread. I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps you can blame it on cable news…..