Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I Want to be a FATSO!

Today we honored Pastor Wade as he stepped down from our church as Senior Pastor and embarks on a new adventure to disciple the nations. We are all so very excited for this great opportunity. You wouldn't know it as I cried more than my share as folks reminisced about all the things Pastor Wade has done or meant to them over the years. He obviously shared the Father's heart with more than just myself. He definitely delivered a powerful "last" sermon as Senior Pastor. I'll definitely be chewing on the truths he imparted to us today all week. I hope that we all can live up to his expectations and not be "constipated" Christians who sit, soak and sour while Truth after Truth has been poured into us but pour ourselves into others and spread the Gospel for His glory!. As Pastor Wade said, "Sink our roots deep in the river of God's grace and be strong. If we're strong responsibly, we'll be strong reproductively. Not strong in ourselves but in the grace that is IN Christ Jesus." Hope we can be FATSOs for you Jesus and make Pastor Wade proud.




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