Thursday, June 25, 2009

A thin veneer

Walt Mueller, one of my online mentors, made a profound statement about a celebrity/author that shook my core! Paraphrased, he writes, 'she is promoting a faith that is nothing more or less than the world with a thin veneer of Jesus-talk.' Like I said, it shook my very core! Do I do that? Coat my "faith" with a shiny covering of empty Jesus-talk or do I live an authentic faith based on a committed relationship that penetrates my whole being? What is left when life chips away at me, solid devotion to Christ or a cheap imitation? It's a question we all need to ask, but especially those who shepherd a young flock.
I earnestly pray that God would search me and reveal any substitutions. Solid and lasting, that's my prayer.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Serving Together

Rob and I had the great joy of serving along side our youngest son at Camp Eagle during Camp Tallowood 09. We give God all glory for the things He accomplished this past week. What a great blessing it is to see your children give their all for their Lord! Alex served tirelessly, loving the students in both his cabin and the tribe of Dan. We had the privilege of seeing several of our students accept Christ as their Savior and I watched my group of girls move from casual friendship to a sisterhood in Christ.I am overcome with gratitude for the opportunity to participate in His amazing work. He is enough!