He was called “the Prophet of the Poor,” was born into poverty, and worked in the midst of poverty his whole life. When he died, 150,000 people filed by his casket, and 40,000, including Queen Mary, attended his funeral.
He started an army!
He was persecuted at times for his methods, yet millions have become followers of Christ and millions more in need have been reached out to as a result of this one man’s passion in life. Read the rest of William Booth: Prophet of the Poor »
There was a group called The Fisherman’s Fellowship. They were surrounded by streams and lakes full of hungry fish. They met regularly to discuss the call to fish, the abundance of fish, and the thrill of catching fish. They got excited about fishing!
Someone suggested that they needed a philosophy of fishing, so they carefully defined and redefined fishing, and the purpose of fishing. They developed fishing strategies and tactics. Then they realized that they had been going at it backwards. They had approached fishing from the point of view of the fisherman, and not from the point of view of the fish. How do fish view the world? How does the fisherman appear to the fish? What do fish eat, and when? These are all good things to know. So they began research studies, and attended conferences on fishing. Some traveled to far away places to study different kinds of fish, with different habits. Some got PhD’s in fishology.
But no one had yet gone fishing. Read the rest of The Parable of the Fishless Fishermen »
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
My hero is my mom. As a teenager, she became a mother of two and had to drop out of high school. My father left her when I was 6-months-old, leaving my 17-year-old mother the strenuous burden of caring for two toddlers all on her own. Still being a child herself, Mom had incredible giants in front of her. But she clawed her way through life and boldly faced her giants one by one, day by day, and week by week. Read the rest of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas »