BLOG: Community, not membership.

LET’S BE A COMMUNITY OF FAITH Membership and community have some basic fundamental differences: Membership is exclusive …                       Community is inclusive. Membership is closed… Community is open. Membership says “do you belong?”…     Community says “you belong here.” Membership has limited resources… Community has unlimited potential. Membership lives in scarcity…                 Community lives in abundance. Membership requires buy… Read More

The Gates of Hope

This poem, by Victoria Safford, is speaking to my heart today. The Gates of Hope:Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope—Not the prudent gates of Optimism,Which are somewhat narrower.Not the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense;Nor the strident gates of Self-Righteousness,Which creak on shrill and angry hinges(People cannot hear us there;… Read More