Do you wonder if God doesn't want you as part of His family? If so, I have good news for you.
Sometimes, it's better to set our authority aside and just ask someone to do the right thing.
Who would we like to stand by us when our sky falls and mountains crumble?
In the church, everyone has responsibilities.
Where can we turn when relationships get rocky?
Let's consider what it means for part of our role in the church to be keeping other members from becoming detached and spiritually starved.
Even the largest tree can have a weak root system hidden underground.
Although members of the church can - and should - cooperate, is the church a cooperative?
If we are never going to be in charge of Jesus' church, what drives us to keep doing our best?
Can God bless those we've never met, when we would rather pray for them than for the people we do know?
It takes a lot of force to hold important things together. The good news is that we do not have to do so through our own strength.
What about the guy who didn't make the "apostolic cut" in the Bible?
What's so organized about religion?
If "work expands to the time allotted", how can we be most productive for what really matters?
For all this talk about naming each generation and classifying their personalities, I have never met an entire generation at once.
Learning a new skill is a lot more effective when we have something to practice that skill on.
When we welcome visitors, shouldn't we also welcome those whose faithfulness has enriched the body of Christ?
Sometimes, I think that great things aren't accomplished for God because the body of Christ acts in a manner that is too "diffused".
We each may have wished that we were in charge of things, but maybe that role isn't really what we should aspire to.