Tuesday, July 18, 2017

a letter written

Just three unassuming letters:  VBS.   It's quiet and under-the-radar kingdom work, but isn't that how all kingdom work is?  Unnoticed by the world, yet absolutely world-changing.  I've witnessed all kinds of kids at all kinds of Vacation Bible Schools and summer camps and I can't help but place hope in what God is doing among this generation to come.  It's not nothing. It's big work in lots of hearts.  I am encouraged to witness it. 

"The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you." 2 Corinthians 3:2

"Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.' Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  Matthew 9:37-38

And God, grant great strength and grace for the your faithful workforce.  Amen. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

joy unchecked, a prayer

 For this hallowed spot of earth and the friends who share it with us

For our brotherhood solid and enduring 

For the all dirt and water and light itself, an exhilarating exilir

For childhood joy unchecked

For the freedom to live banded together as a family of Jesus disciples

Thank You, thank You, thank You, thank You, thank You

May we live gratitude and grace and joy, as the light You've called us to be.


Friday, June 30, 2017

like mother, like daughter

 She is fearfully and wonderfully made.

She is fearfully and wonderfully made. 

She will do beautiful and hard things for love. 


 She has done beautiful and hard things for love.  

She is aptly named Joy. 


She is aptly named Joy.   

 She has an incredible story of God's faithfulness in her life.  

She has an incredible story of God's faithfulness in her life.  

 She is loved beyond measure. 

She is loved beyond measure.  

Like mother, like daughter. 

Friday, June 23, 2017