An Update: Feeding the Homeless

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This update has been a long time in coming, so I'll just get right into it.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to feed the homeless in Memphis.  We left my church Saturday morning, our bus filled with clothing, water, and hot dog buns.  The small group of us were on our way to

Make War, Be Still

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Have you ever felt like your failures are too much for God to forgive?  Maybe your sin is too great for Him to look past, or you've let God down too many times, so many times that He won't listen to you anymore.  Or maybe you try to talk to God, but shame suddenly surpasses all other feelings and you stop short, utterly rejected.  Why even try any longer?  You have failed and all you will ever amount to is a heap of failures and shortcomings.

You are not alone in feeling this way.  I felt defeated lately; everything I did seemed to end up in shame and guilt, and no matter how bad I wanted to cry out to God for help, I didn't feel worthy.

Then God shook my world.

Follow Me!

Mark 1:16-20
16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.  17“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  18At once they left their nets and followed him.
19When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.  20Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
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