Start at zero

I start at zero, and zero for me means that I can con­tribute noth­ing. Every­thing has to come from God.” T. Austin-Sparks

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If We Had a Greater Concern

If we all had a greater con­cern for the Lord Jesus than we had for reli­gious things, what a dif­fer­ent thing [Chris­tian­i­ty] would be in the world.” T  Austin-Sparks — That They May All Be One, Even As We Are One — Chap­ter 4

What we’re leaving for the kids

Ari and I were hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion a cou­ple days ago about a rel­a­tive that passed away recent­ly and what was being left for the chil­dren in her will. Mor­gon, our 10-year-old, piped up: “Dad, when grand­pa dies, is he going to leave you a lot of mon­ey?” Ari and I just laughed. We could­n’t help it—that’s… Con­tin­ue read­ing What we’re leav­ing for the kids

Well, she’s willing.

I was­n’t God’s first choice for what I’ve done for Chi­na… I don’t know who it was… It must have been a man… a well-edu­­cat­ed man. I don’t know what hap­pened. Per­haps he died. Per­haps he was­n’t will­ing… and God looked down… and saw Gladys Ayl­ward… And God said — “Well, she’s will­ing.” Gladys Aylward

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The foundation of community

Com­mu­ni­ty is not the answer to man’s prob­lem of lack of fel­low­ship; Christ is. Love pre­cedes loca­tion. Com­mon loca­tion is the fruit of Uncom­mon love, first for God then each oth­er.” Noah Taylor