Showing posts from September, 2018

Worship and Sacrifice

Brothers and Sisters-This week the church office is being redone. Actually, there are some workers who are resurfacing our walls. What this means is that right now most everything is moved out of my office and the same with the secretary's office. There is paper all over the floor to keep it covered and just about every flat surface is covered with a fine layer of dust (they're sanding drywall mud). My routine is disrupted! I struggle to get my work done! My patience is nearly at end!

...And then I read the words of Tertullian (third century theologian) that patience is the "highest virtue". The way Tertullian sees this, patience is born out of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which roots our lives in hope and promise. This is a perspective that sees all of life as a journey and we are assured of that journey's end. This patient response to the trials and tribulations of life is very faithful perspective. Practicing the discipline of patience is much more easily…


I am starting a new blog today and it occurred to me last night that a good name for this is breadcrumbs. I think that is a good name for the blog in total-don't know about this one I'm writing. Breadcrumbs because I am following a trail left by the Holy Spirit. There a little nuggets that I find on the journey that guide me, sustain me, and let me know I'm on the right path. I thought of this arising out of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tail, but it's also a phrase used in web design to the same end.

As we journey together and follow the breadcrumbs I hope we can enjoy the journey. I'm not sure where it will take us or who we will meet along the way, but I know it will be a great experience.