If you are like me you look around our great city and see things that aren't quite right.
Homelessness, joblessness, kids going hungry, bullies, spousal abuse, human trafficking, the loss of civil dialogue & political polarization, and the list keeps going. Our tendency is to think 'they' should do something about that. 'They' could be the government, the church, the police, the city, the state, some non-profits... someone should do something.
Sure, there are some organizations who are ... ... Read more »
"But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God ... ... Read more »
In looking at New Years resolutions the statistics aren't very promising. A recent New York Times article included the following:
“Most of us think that we can change our lives if we just summon the willpower and try even harder this time around...”“It’s exceptionally hard to make life changes,” Mr. Deutschman said, “and our efforts are usually doomed to failure when we try to do it on our own.”“80 percent of people who make resolutions on Jan. ... ... Read more »