There's a belief that when held changes how you see and act with everyone and everything.
What is it?
ok, I guess I'll give it away here... It is the beleif that there is enough. There's enough for me, enough for you, enough for the poor, the refugee etc.
The beleif that we serve a God that gives us enough, even when we have to leave something fallow.
That changes everything.
Are Christians too hard on each other?
(ok, asked and answered. But why? And when is it ok and when is it not ok?)
Ten years ago a question almost unraveled my faith entireley and it was this:
Am I changing God and the Bible to be more palatable to myself and the culture around me? I felt like God was behind me, and I had to ask Him to catch up to the times.
I didn't lose my faith. I found that God isn't behind me, He's always ahead of me. And this is why.
The world can feel dark sometimes. Especially after a week like this one. That's why it was so important for us to hear from our friend Phil Calvert. Phil works with The International Justice Mission which is an organization of Christians taking on the darkness head on. They're mission is to confront modern day slavery by caring for its victims, bringing justice to the perpetrators and building awareness around how it happens and what we can do to stop it.
Our dear friend, Shannon Dean (Director of Camp Chesteremere) derailed our service on Sunday in the best way possible.
Shannon, thanks for sharing your heart with us and blessing us with this message.
We're missionaries of the good new to all creation - which means our own backyards too.
(Check out Camp Chestermere at http://www.campchestermere.com)
There's something children do (or perhaps just are?) that makes them the model for the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
Which means we used to be like that.
And we grew out of it.
Jesus invites us to be great in His Kingdom by remembering a way we used to be (not becoming something we're not).
That's pretty amazing if you ask me.