Is it a calling or a battle?

In the previous two posts I have written about the trials and tribulations I have faced since I thought I was called to be a minister. I had reached a dead end but then something happened to make me realise that I was facing an obstacle that could be overcome rather than the end of

The Good Samaritan

I was in a Facebook group where we were having a discussion about the fact that there are some women who have experienced difficult circumstances who had found that the church was the last place where they got real help and support. Someone then mentioned The Good Samaritan and reminded us that the person who

Free will makes life frustrating

Free will sounds like a good idea until we get blocked by someone else’s free will. I was in that situation for about 20 years. There was something I wanted to do the choices someone else made meant that I could not do it and that was definitely frustrating. The story starts when I was

It is not fair

It is not fair what I see as the reasoning behind developing Lily’s Place is not what other people think is important. You see the way I saw things the important thing was to be ready so when all hell broke lose there was somewhere for people to go. What I saw was a world

9a How could this work in practice?

You have already seen the first thing in action. That is the idea of collaborating on recognising and using biblical principles. After all, there was that quotation from Lance Wallnau from a list of 50 Commands of Christ that he has found useful in the secular arena. The first twenty-five of them are easy to

5g Why does that practical helps thing work?

It makes it look as though the church has something to offer those around them. If people have their needs met by someone they will get to know them. Once they get to know them they will find out if they like them and once they like them they will move on to trusting them.

5f How does this relate to these concerns?

Do you remember the old man who was concerned about the lost? He would be ecstatic to see people ready to cross the line into everlasting life. Those in the prayer meeting would be happier once those who came across to the right-hand side and joined them were able to do things to help them,