We all want to be saved
but we don’t think salvation is possible.
(via Adam4d.com - Weirdo)
Guilty as charged. :S
Christianity is not a staircase, where you have Step 1: The Gospel. Step 2: Good Works. Step 3: Going Overseas… Step 6: Marriage. Step 7: Babies.
If anything, Christianity is like an empty elevator shaft, where God reaches down, and pulls you up.
But if Christianity -were- a staircase, every step would be the Gospel. First step, the Gospel. Next step, the Gospel. The Gospel, the Gospel, the Gospel, all the way until you’re 95, and the next step would still be the Gospel."
The Rev. Eugene Kim, executive pastor and director of the Christmas concert, said the gift is an extension of the church’s mission.
“We’re just doing what the church is supposed to do,” he said. “We’re supposed to be a community that loves each other and loves others and loves God, and that worships and serves. It’s an old-fashioned idea.”
That’s my home church in Greater Boston, Highrock Arlington! I was blessed enough to sing in this choir for two years, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The funds raised from the concert go towards funding a part-time social worker position for families in crisis in the town of Arlington.
"When we moved into town, & bought the building, we really felt the desire to be a part of the town, & basically just do what we feel Jesus calls us to do as Christians, which is to love our neighbors."
*youtube link here.
Where the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven rise to You alone
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
- Hebrews 11:1
This song has my heart for a number of reasons: I first learnt it at Highrock, which I now miss terribly. It paints a picture of a better reality, speaking to that longing for justice and peace that we all feel so long as we’re on this earth and have our eyes open to the struggle and suffering that occurs around us. There’s that reminder that God has us, even in times as uncertain as my own at this minute, home after some time away, yet to settle in and find my place. Finally, with my grandmother’s passing, and my Dad’s message at the memorial service of the wonderful-ness of Heaven, I’ve been thinking about it, that incredible, better place that she’s gone to.
How is it that He is the answer to so many questions? I remain amazed, and thankful.
Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields “Secret” Handshake (by TheJlin7)
This makes me smile.
"Don’t touch the chinchilla."
"The spectacles signify our connection… Stanford and Harvard—basically geniuses."
"It’s actually a Bible, which signifies our faith in God and our whole purpose in life."
"I try to bring a different verse every day—
"—and I sing hymns."
"After that, it’s a point up to God, signifying our faith, just in case you didn’t hear us the first time."
I needed the reminder. Got to keep digging for the bottom of the barrel.
2nd: Daph gave to Open Doors USA, an organization which serves persecuted Christians worldwide. Whatever your faith background, I think we can all agree that no one should be persecuted for their choice or position of faith or non-faith, be it from their friends, family, or government.