Monday, November 17, 2008

Faithful, Fruitful and Fulfilled

The three F's are something my church (Covenant United Methodist Church) stresses and values for its a life faithful, fruitful and fulfilled. This weekend, our pastor's sermon, the fifth in a six-week series entitled, "The Church God Wants Us to Be" (notice it doesn't say, "The Church WE Want to Be") was focused on living a life of faith and dedication, on bearing fruit through our labor and use of God-given gifts, and on finding our place of fulfillment in life through Christ. It is fitting, then, that this weekend was an answer to a dream, a calling, a hope, a pleasure. My first book, The Proper Use of One's Shell, (illustrated by Marley Ungaro) debuted this weekend. For once, I am speechless, humbled by how amazing God complicated His plan is...and how everything I let Him take control of turns out better than I ever dreamed. Much love to all who have supported me in this. May you all find the proper use for your shell.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11

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