Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God
who activates all of them in everyone.
[1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NRSV)]
From all over the world and across time zones, here we are!
This virtual gathering turns preaching prep into a party just as surely as empty jars, in Jesus' hands, can overflow with the best wine. Empty vessels? Bring 'em! Let's see what the Spirit can do with what we've got.
THANKS for stopping by today!
Stay as long as you want to or need to.
Pop in and out.
Share a story or a prayer concern.
Update us on your sermon progress.
Post a link to your sermon so we can read it.
If you need help, please ask.
If you have snacks to share, please do!
What are you celebrating? Do tell!
Carnival season has started here in New Orleans and, though I grew up 75 miles north in Baton Rouge, it turns out that's a world away from what goes on here. I don't know how close to the action I'll get but the celebration crowds (and crowded streets) will apparently impact church accessibility. No one seems stressed about that, so neither will I. It's a party, after all!
A special invitation to you friends who have not yet posted for the first time:
Today is your day! If you've been wanting to be more visible here, go ahead and come out and play. Tell us something about yourself or what's on your mind. We welcome you and want to hear from you.
I am so grateful for the variety of gifts that you all are, and I am thankful for the community that God is creating here.