When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. (Mark 6:34)
a Book thought...
Conversion is often gradual and communal, it is both a theological process and a sociological process. (p78 Logan & Miller)
a Dave thought...
I thought some of you maybe interested to know what the world is reading in regard to Christian blogs so here is the top ten http://www.blogs.com/topten/patton-dodds-top-10-christian-blogs/
Here is one of the excerpts titled...
To my daughter at fifteen http://www.reallivepreacher.com/node/379And to any girl who needs a blessing.
Beloved daughter, we have arrived at the time of life where I cannot give you everything you want and need. We have come to the time where you must learn to walk alone. That is hard for me, but it is right and good. It is the way things should be.
Listen to me now, for there are things I want to tell you as you stand, trembling, on the edge of womanhood.
You are a tender young woman, compassionate and kind. You believe in goodness and work for it. You care about the feelings of others. You are a loyal and faithful friend. You are brave enough to trust others, and others are not afraid to trust you.
Your faith in God is not simple or falsely stated. Your understanding of God is a growing, hurting, questioning, struggling thing. This too is as it should be.
Just a thought.