I soon learned something that refreshed me to the core – nothing is off the table for discussion at The Mill; more importantly, no people are off the table when it comes to friendship. To me, their openness reflects the love and peace of Christ. His perfect love truly does drive out fear: fear of others, fear of differences, and even fear of our own weakness.
The Spirit that baptizes us into one body with a kaleidoscopic range of members is the unifying power amidst harmonious diversity through which God intends to bless the whole planet.
The beauty we see in this floor as it comes together is distinct from any beauty that might be found in the boards out of which it’s composed. But every single board makes this thing beautiful.
While friendships and burdens remain, dreams do sometimes die. Yet they’re sometimes reborn. Entire chapters of life seem to end in a sudden aposiopesis… only to be reconfigured in a new place with new characters.
We know the one who sends the rain, and it is the same one who has placed us here. We know him.
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” (Luke 6) Jesus continues… For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you…
A “working retreat” was what they called it. That works for us. We always knew that achieving the vision we believe God gave us for this place would take more work than we could do on our own in several lifetimes. And we know that a big part of our vision for this place is…