OneLove Network: Partnering With Local Churches To Fuel Movement For The Gospel-Driven Transformation Of Our Cities.
- VaporYet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. – James 4:14 PLEASE stop worrying so much. Stop judging. Stop hating people just because they are different than you; just because they disagree with you. Stop letting […]Read more
- Embrace Your StoryToo many of us, in Western Culture especially, are living our lives (our stories) as if we are flying through the cliff notes of a classic novel in order to cram, the night before, for the big exam. We do a good job (too much of a good job) of cramming 30 hours of life into our 24-hour days. We rush from one place to the other and fill our family calendars with an overabundance of activities as if we are trying to win some prize of who can be the busiest. In fact, busyness has become a sign of success in our culture. If you are important enough or financially secure enough then you should be involved in all of the “in” things that every other person is. What is this costing us? Stress, anxiety, and depression are more prevalent in our American Society than any other place on Earth. Too many family members feel alienated and alone in their own home. We have believed the lie that happiness comes from being busy. So how do we change this?Read more
For 25 years he says he was addicted to alcohol. He said he was however, sober for several years when sadness got him and he drank during the holidays this last year. Right now, he's been sober for six weeks. He said his way doesn't work and that he wants to trust God. We prayed together under a bridge ... For strength that comes from God. He then told me how he missed his family ... And said he feels welcome at the bridge church. His smile meant so much and his wanting to trust God for week seven - to not drink meant even so much more.Church Under The Bridge - Texarkana
I was interviewed by a reporter last week and he asked me what the greatest need we had for our ministry. Without hesitation I told him that we needed the one thing that people consistently refuse to give: their time. You see we've been raised to think that sharing the gospel with someone is walking them through a set of instructions and walking away. This is not discipleship and this will not do. We are to announce the gospel, but outside the context of loving relationships, who's going to listen?Church Under the Bridge- Texarkana