End of the Day…

At the end of the day, when we’re slipping away, I wonder if we’ll wonder what we did today. My daddy always asked, did you leave it better than you found it? When I’m hurtling to my death, I’ll wonder that. Did I leave this earth better than I found it? If we all leave this earth better than when we found it, this world would be a lovely place. What am I doing right now to leave the world better than I found it? What did I do today? We all know that the sum of our days equals … Continue reading End of the Day…

Oh, that’s why we suck…

When I was a teenager, my youth group went door to door to pass out fliers for the upcoming VBS. I remember vividly one woman who, hesitating through her screen door, almost took the flier, but then asked where we were from. When we told her, she stopped. Her voice turned cold. “Oh, I wouldn’t come.” She said. “I go to (Insert small-town church name). You’re welcome to come to OUR VBS, though.” When did churches start competing with each other for members? When did it become about what church you go to instead of about all of us serving … Continue reading Oh, that’s why we suck…

Little Drops

Sometimes I feel so small. Like nothing we could ever do could make any difference. Like we’re just a tiny little drop trying to change the color of the ocean. And even if we make the biggest splash possible for a little drop, not much actually changes. But my heart was lifted today. We met a bunch of other little drops the same color as us, all marching along valiantly. We’re not alone. And even if we only change the color of a handful of drops, those drops will go out and keep up the fight, even after the original … Continue reading Little Drops