Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Late last night fourteen of us gathered in a seminary parking lot to pray about the opportunity to share Christmas gifts with the community. Sounds like a normal church outing, but there was nothing normal about it.
The group was not a church gathering, but a gathering of the larger Church that included family members, friends, former church friends, and seminary students.
The gifts were just plates of cookies covered appealingly in clear wrap and…Continue
Every year, my Sunday School class adopts some people to provide Christmas for. In the past, we've focused on children. But, this year, we adopted two senior adults who are often overlooked. Someone bought the gifts for us while I was in Israel. I wrapped them all yesterday to get them ready to deliver today. Their "wish lists" remind me that God is our provider . . . even for the little things.
One of the ladies, Bessie, wanted a warm jacket, a new set of sheets, pjs, kitchen…Continue