Last week, we published a beginning of an article from the archives titled "Successful Failure." Today, we are sharing the second half of that article! We pray you are encouraged as you read the rest of Judy's thoughts about how we can view failure from a different perspective as Jesus followers.
On this week's post from the archives, enjoy thoughts from Judy Powell about what God can do when it seems our plans have failed. Through a variety of illustrations from various HSI trips, Judy reminds us that God's plans are always higher and His heart is trustworthy. Read more below!
“So that is the outline of the official story—the tale of the time when God was the underdog and got beaten, when he submitted to the conditions he had laid down and became a man like the men he had made, and the men he had made broke him and killed him. This is the dogma we find so dull—this terrifying drama of which God is the victim and the hero.”
- Dorothy Sayers, Letters to a Diminished Church
Although Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, the church observes the season of Epiphany from that point until the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. In the midst of this Epiphany season, what can we learn?
“The Lord said to Moses, ‘See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs [. . .]’”
Exodus 31:1-4a ESV
Our very own Pat Butler recently had an article published on Abbey of the Arts, and we wanted to share it with you! Read below for her encouraging thoughts on finding joy in the small moments.
Our dear friend, Werner Geischberger, recently shared this article with us. It is such a beautiful reminder of our call to reach the world around us. Read what he has to say below!