Recently we’ve been studying the book of James at home with the family. As we were discussing chapter two, we talked about what it means to “work your faith.” What does it mean to “work your faith?” and should every Christian strive to do just that?
Watching and observing people is a fun thing for this writer to do. You can meet all kinds of interesting people and learn something about mankind in general if you will take the time to observe. This may sound like this is all that I have to do, but let me explain. One of the things that occupy my week is going to the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center or MECC each Thursday. I arrive around their lunch time and am allowed to set up a table, pass out tracts, and also Bible correspondence courses. The offenders take each lesson, fill it out, and turn it in the following week. They like this method since no postage is required, and they get to talk to someone other than their fellow offenders
I am standing in line for the rollercoaster ride ‘Egairram’. It’s an older rollercoaster, but one of the best. Haley and I are just now tall enough to ride it. Haley is with me, you have to have at least two to a seat to ride, but three is best if you don’t want to slide all over the place or fall out. The line is packed with people, many of them carrying odd things. Some have stacks of books on rollercoasters, others have big bags of money, or just stuff that’s special to them. While we wait, I wonder why they are carrying all this stuff around.
As you know this weekend we have been conducting our Fall Gospel Meeting and today is the last day. Scott Cain from the DeGaulle Drive church of Christ in New Orleans has been encouraging and challenging us to “raise the bar” in our lives.