Prayer is not asking for what you want
but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine.
Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace
“I’ve heard it said that the Holy Spirit very rarely respects one’s comfort zones.”
Anne Lamott, Travelling Mercies (p 224)
Patience is the ability to idle your motor
While you feel like stripping your gears.
The safest place for ships is in the harbor. But that’s not why ships were built.
“Leading is less knowing where you’re going and more knowing where you are.”
“Faith” by Tom Teller
When we come to the edge of all the light we have
And must take a step into the darkness of the unknown,
We must believe one of two things:
Either we will find something firm to stand on,
or, we will be taught to fly.
Speed is irrelevant when you are going in the wrong direction.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
We do not think our way into a new way of living;
we live our way into a new way of thinking.
Faith is walking as far as the light and taking one more step.
To truly listen is to be changed by what you hear.
A minister is not called to be an expert, just a person who can notice grace in earthly places.
The purpose of leadership is to develop more leaders, not more followers.
The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort and letting it be there until some light returns.
It is not about how many people come to church, but about how many people go out from the church to transform the society around them
Carver McGriff, Kent Millard from The Passion Driven Congregation