In June of 1938, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to his editor Stanley Unwin to explain why he was behind schedule finishing the final draft of The Hobbit. Instead of creating more material, he decided to start over and rewrite the entire first three chapters. His motivation was the feedback of a trusted friend and … Continue reading What is Your TQ?
Isaiah 41:10, Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Listen: In his book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell … Continue reading The Lord is My Strength
As we continue to reflect on the kind of leaders in general, and elders in particular, we want at Creekstone, we would be remiss to overlook this primary qualification: weakness. From Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening," November 4. 2 Corinthians 12:9, "For my strength is made perfect in weakness." A primary qualification for serving God with … Continue reading An Unexpected, but Primary Qualification for Leadership
This is the first messge in our new, four week series, Wrong Way: Four Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around, entitled "Weakness is Not a Liability" from 2 Cor. 12:7-10. If we take this to heart, it really will turn our lives around.
In The Letters of Francis Schaeffer, he writes to a woman named Sharon: "Christianity is not a religion for the mentally healthy. Rather, ever since the Fall, none of us are totally mentally healthy, any more than any of us are totally physically well... Christianity is for weak people just as we are... We must … Continue reading Christianity is Not for the Mentally Healthy