Sunday, February 27, 2011

Enigmas (Today's)

1. Preaching in a new church to a sea of blank stares that cause you to ponder, "What could I have been thinking when I put this together?" ~ only to have people seek you out afterward to thank you, genuinely and profusely, for you know not what.

2. Simultaneously reading the Dalai Lama on the art of cultivating happiness and John of the Cross on the art of making space for God  to cultivate the darkness.

6 comments:

  1. I know that preaching experience - there one stands saying sentence after sentence and thinking one is completely off base - only to find out that something was really hitting home.

    I think I need to read both of those books.

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  2. So glad to read this today. It answers my fb question. Sounds like a wonderful success. You are so very gifted. I can't imagine speaking to a friendly audience, much less a crowd of strangers. God uses you mightily no matter whether you have a "call" or not.

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  3. Maybe the blank stares are the way people look when the wheels are moving inside. Sounds as if you stirred many. You are a blessing!

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  4. I agree with Karen G.

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  5. So glad to hear that it went well! I knew it would.

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  6. The trick is to remember that the next time you get the blank stares. Good luck and may your words continue to resonate with folk.

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