Hope you had a great weekend.
Can I brag on the Element peeps for a second? Our leadership team decided to dedicate 100% of last night's offering to Blood:Water Mission's 1000 Wells Project, so we told our folks what they were giving to and why, and when the night was over, Element had given $485 toward relief for AIDS-ravaged Africa. That may not sound like a lot to you, but we're not a big ministry (yet, God willing), and that breaks down to about $16/person, which is pretty dang good. Keep in mind that $1 buys clean water for a year for an African. So Element's humble crowd essentially provided clean water for a year for 485 people. I'm so in awe of them. I love getting to do life with these people.
Here are some quality links to get your week started right . . .
Pastors, Preach Christ This Christmas, Not Us!
No Big Thing
The Reign of God and the Parables of Jesus
Yup, just three links (as the title suggests), but they're all the freshest, highest quality links, having passed inspection and chock-full of spiritual vitamins and minerals.
I plan on taking the rest of the week off from blogging. Vacation starts soon, and I'll have plenty of time to post then, but this week I really want to work on getting the revision of the Jesus book completed so I can get copies out to my faithful reader-reviewers. I'd like to get it to my agent right after the first of the year. If you're so inclined, a few prayers offered up on behalf of this effort would be greatly appreciated.
In the meantime, stay well, happy surfing, and if I don't "see" you before then, have a very Merry Christmas.