Retired - Program Coordinator for Worship Ministries of the CRC
Thank you, Sean. This is a good word for the church today. My prayer is that we can all learn to take next steps together - and have these conversations honestly and respectfully, honoring each other as fellow citizens of the kingdom. I hope (and trust) you will be busy facilitating these for the CRC in the upcoming weeks and months.
Posted in: Ora et Labora: A Synod Worship Preview
Thank you for posting this - I hope everyone who cares about the CRC will join in praying. Thank you for offering a variety of opportunities and suggestions for prayer.
Thank you, Luann. This is right on! In this same thought, we are looking for intercessors during Synod 2023 - anyone can sign up for 30 minute slots to pray from wherever they are. We (the CRC Prayer Team) invite you to participate. (sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4nPO0kz4_bNnsRDjbvPoCjFqEmVB-_PBy2ebKaZZzuVZw_A/viewform
Yes, Staci, it is hard not to look away, because the more you learn the more overwhelming it is. But thank you for your prayer for courage - that is what we need - courage to see and to ask what God wants us to do and be.
Posted in: Prayer of Confession (Unity)
Thank you, Alex. This prayer is beautiful, and goes right to the heart of our worship!
Posted in: Where Did You Worship This Past Sunday?
Friendship CRC, Byron Center, MI. Thankful for the staff and community of grace there.
Posted in: Curiouser and Curiouser
Thank you, Laura! Thank you for reminding us to be curious. God is up to something - and we may not always understand but I pray that the Spirit will continue to move in mighty ways. Even through Calvin, even through us. And btw, I want to thank you for that sermon on Colossians a few weeks ago at the Worship Symposium. I have shared the link to it with many friends because of the truth you spoke so well and the impact it had on me and others.
Posted in: What Books Are You Currently Reading?
Not In It To Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines the Church, by Andy Stanley
Help Is Here, by Max Lucado
Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners, by Philip Yancey
Surprised by Hope, By N.T. Wright (reading again)
Dee, you were such a rock in the DO and especially during Synod. You are the master of preparations and care for delegates - you will be so missed. But, I'm also so happy for you - well done! And many blessings for the next chapter.