so we toil faithfully in the garden, and we pray, and we hope never to knowingly try to hem God in... or quench the Spirit... or put Jesus in a box.
One of the great joys in life is to witness and be a part of passion and enthusiasm. Maybe that is why I love children so much, and why I feel so encouraged and filled up when I attend our church - it's the undeniable, irrepressible, authentic spirit of life.
rather than Christ's winsome message of grace, what the world often hears is the exact opposite.
This is the Gospel! This is the Good News! We are not called to be right all the time, we are called to demonstrate love.
I'm glad I'm a continuous work in progress. There is never any doubt that I have much to learn and that I stand eternally in need of grace and forgiveness and mercy.
Living our lives to the fullest in conspicuous joy,
And above all you want your children to be happy, and fulfilled in whatever direction they take in life.
Two prayers for Sunday worship
understand that the spirit is more likely to move when we make the effort to show up.