Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted any blog updates in the past couple of weeks. For that I apologize first and then explain second.

I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything in the past couple of weeks. I’ve actually been busy being the Body of Christ. I’ve been presented with a number of “divine interruptions” and haven’t updated. I guess I figured it was more important to live the Gospel than to write about it.

I do hope to post more frequently in the future. I think you deserve that of me.

In the meantime, I would like to recommend a couple of excellent books. Both were recommended to me by my good friend John Key the director of Community Servants in Smyrna, TN.

First, if you wonder how the story of grace intertwines with sowing and reaping, you should check out The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Andy Stanley. In it, he reminds us that our destination in life is determined by the path we choose. This is highly recommended if you’d like a better understanding of how the choices you make affect your destiny.

Second, When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves presents a comprehensive view poverty and of the Gospel and how it affects our lives, relationships and poverty. This is not another presentation of the “prosperity gospel,” the “social gospel,” or the “personal piety gospel.” I’m definitely going to have to go through this one again – it’s rocking my boat. I believe it’ll rock yours as well.

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