Releasing the Missionary in You

Let me ask you, “What is your calling?  How many of you are members of a church?  How many are ministers in that church?  How many consider yourselves to be missionaries of that church?  Most would say they are members.   Some would say they are ministers; but only a few would say they areContinue reading “Releasing the Missionary in You”

Does Practice Make Perfect?

“Practice makes perfect!”  Is this true?  Does practice make perfect? The origin of this familiar proverb comes from the Latin, “uses promptos facit” meaning “use makes perfect.”  Teachers, trainers and coaches have used this phrase for years to encourage students and athletes to practice.  The idea is that through consistent, repetitive practice you can increase yourContinue reading “Does Practice Make Perfect?”

Learning to Walk Worthy . . . “It Takes a Community”

You may have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The saying and its attribution as an African proverb provided the source for the title of a children’s book, It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher, published in 1994.  A few years later, First Lady Hillary Clinton published a book by the same title.  Scholars disagree onContinue reading “Learning to Walk Worthy . . . “It Takes a Community””