Steve Sjogren wrote a book called Conspiracy of Kindness. He started a church in Cincinnati, Ohio, that grew rapidly to an average attendance of over 7,000. Their motto is, ‘Small things done with great love are changing the world.’ They carry out random acts of kindness like paying for a stranger’s coffee or writing a ‘thankContinue reading “Kindness”

Crazy Love

Francis Chan’s mother died giving birth to him. The only affection he can remember receiving from his father lasted about thirty seconds when he was on the way to his stepmother’s funeral aged nine. When he was twelve, his father also died. Francis cried, but also felt relieved. Francis is now a pastor. He andContinue reading “Crazy Love”

The Ultimate Love Story – A Thoughtful Prose

The Little Things   Imagine a boy meeting a girl, a very special girl.  To this boy, he couldn’t tell what it was but knew there was something different about her.  He wanted to get to know her; he wanted to spend every available minute and second with her.  Perhaps he was too shy orContinue reading “The Ultimate Love Story – A Thoughtful Prose”

A Renewed Sense

It could be on the order of a revelation that I awoke this morning with a renewed sense of the world around me and my potential capabilities in this world. In placing no blame, I’m inclined to say that my self-confidence has been stunted in my up-bringing.  Many factors, I’m sure, could be called toContinue reading “A Renewed Sense”

Feel Cracked or Useless? – A Devotional

Twelve Ways to Be Useful to God A water-bearer in India had two large pots, both hung on the ends of a pole, which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the endContinue reading “Feel Cracked or Useless? – A Devotional”

Musings on Music. Why Do We Listen?

Where words fail, music speaks. – Hans Christian Andersen Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. – Victor Hugo O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD,            Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. – Psalm 95:1 (NASB) What music do youContinue reading “Musings on Music. Why Do We Listen?”

A Pilot’s Prayer

Almighty God: At birth we were cleared for takeoff and began to practice all sorts of maneuvers. Each day, as we mature, and take solo flights into the dimensions of life we encounter some unexpected turbulence. Often, we are blown off course by the winds of hatred, prejudice, or brutal force. Under the pressures ofContinue reading “A Pilot’s Prayer”

Poems about Life & God

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose.” – Jim Elliot Quizzical Socks A girl in a paradoxical box Had some amazing locks Belonging to hair of golden brown Composed a rich laden crown Surprisingly, she had quizzical socks This girl living in a paradoxical box ThoughContinue reading “Poems about Life & God”