From May, 2016

What matters? Part 2 by Cetacea Stanton

  We all have a friend who dares us to dream again.  Cetacea’s writing has a way of calling you out and up at the same time.  I trust you’ll enjoy her prompt as much as I did. Live well. Love Charity Dreaming has always felt expensive. Every time I drift off into wandering imaginations my…

What matters?

  Who do you love?  Who matters to you? How would you know?  They would be your hardest good-bye. In Acts 20-21 we read of the love Paul had for those he struggled most over.  Paul served with great humility and he writes of severe testing.   In verse 36-37 of Acts 20 it says, “When Paul had…

How heavy is your bag?

  I see a man head down forehead resting on his left palm.  His heart and gut wrenched by yet another religious obligation to fulfill.  Will he ever arrive? Will his efforts ever be enough? Just in front of him is a translucent window almost literal to my eye.   Through a thin plane of…

Charity here, your City Wide Worship Coordinator! I’m looking forward to our community gathering on May 21st at 7pm.  We have the privilege of working with a large variety of churches yet again!  We covet your prayers and thank God for the opportunity to worship alongside one another! Our theme this spring is “Generations” and…

Gospel vs. Religion

I greatly appreciate Tim Keller’s comparison of the gospel vs. religion.  Available here are the bones of the morning session with slight modification by CHARITY RATTRAY  (all credit to Tim Keller’s Galatians study). Acceptance Religion: “I obey; therefore, I’m accepted.” Gospel: “I’m accepted; therefore, I obey.” Motivation Religion: Motivation is based on fear and insecurity. Gospel: Motivation is based on…