Sunday, March 15, 2015

Worship, Grow, SERVE - That's What We Did

Sunday, March 15, was a great morning at FBC, Savoy. Seeing The Crossing filled with hundreds of people packing bags, coloring greetings, and writing notes to the people who will receive these bags filled with food, was a huge blessing! It was a great morning of worship, fellowship and serving. Thank you to the Salvation Army for delivering the bags of food. Thanks to all who served others today in Jesus' name! You filled 455 bags of food for others!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

God Is Still Doing Miracles!

Seeing our new Great-Granddaughter is a reminder that God is still in the miracle business. I know, babies are born every day, through out the day. But it is no small thing. As the Psalmist said, "We are fearfully & wonderfully made."  Yes! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is Something Missing As You Serve?

This morning I read some of Ruth Haley Barton's insightful book, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership (IV Press, 2008).  Spiritual leadership is so much more than activism, strategies, well articulated goals and the like. If our leadership does not originate in our "soul" we risk building what will not last (1 Corinthians 3:11-13), even though we may appear to have common characteristics of leadership. We may sense something is missing. Ruth Haley Barton writes about what that may be.

". . . I have become convinced that the More (italics, mine) that we are looking for is the transformation of our souls in the presence of God. It is what we want for ourselves and it is what we want for those we are leading. . . . It is about the presence of God in the middle of a person's leadership.  It is an exploration of the relationship between a person's private encounters with God in solitude and the call to leadership in the public arena" (Barton, page 14). However you serve Christ, our serving must originate in our soul.