Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Faith Building: Be Still

I wonder if those ducks in my picture yesterday could sit still like that in a church pew?

There is a church renovation going on in our neighbourhood.

Talk about a room with a view!
If you build it, they will come. The line in the baseball movie "Field Of Dreams" in 1989 was "If you build it, he will come."
  • A work in progress is a good way to describe God's church and its people. We are not perfect - but we are forgiven.
  • Remember the childhood rhyme: “Here’s the church. Here’s the steeple. Look inside and see all the people.” I googled it and found it on the "Getting Down With Jesus" blog. "Church is people," says the author, Jennifer. "And Hope is the cord that ties the people. Hope is the thread that weaves through souls to make one Body. I’m part of this now — this one Body."
Her latest post is: Stand Still And See. We were also encouraged today at our church by Pastor Phil to be still this summer and listen for God's voice and His teaching.

Finally, congratulations today to Scott Stallings for winning his first PGA event! He quoted Philippians 3: 13-14 after his playoff victory against Bill Haas (close but no cigar in spelling to my last name) and Bob Estes.


  1. Nicely done, Ralph! I love how you find a way to tie in what is going on around you with what matters most.

    God bless,


  2. Thanks Stephanie!
    I know that you do the same.

    Congratulations to you and David on the safe arrival of your fourth child last week! You two won't have too many "still" moments in your household for a while:)

    Maybe Uncle Herb will have to come and babysit? I enjoyed his post today on your blog: Never Give Up!

    Best always,