testing a facebook thingy…
I was happier when I wrote stuff down… I was even happier when you read it and provided feedback. May both happen with some regularity again.
Here is what I have planned… To start this puppy up again I am going to write about the worship service at Providence Church in Pensacola, FL, the Church where Uri Brito and I pastor. Why do we do the things we do and what does it mean for the life of the world. You can find a copy of our Order of Worship here: Order of Worship August 28th 2011. It is a tri-fold so start reading in the right hand column and then flip over to continue.
I believe this series will last a bunch of weeks with a couple posts per week. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
God of all mercy,
we confess that we have sinned against you,
opposing your will in our lives.
We have denied your goodness in each other,
in ourselves, and in the world you have created.
We repent of the evil that enslaves us,
the evil we have done,
and the evil done on our behalf.
Forgive, restore, and strengthen us
through our Savior Jesus Christ,
that we may abide in your love
and serve only your will. Amen.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit .
There is very little either complicated or interesting about poverty. Poverty has been man’s condition throughout his history. The causes of poverty are quite simple and straightforward. Generally, individual people or entire nations are poor for one or more of the following reasons: (1) they cannot produce many things highly valued by others; (2) they can produce things valued by others but they are prevented from doing so; or (3) they volunteer to be poor.