You Are “In Process” and What a Process It Is!

I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see …

John Newton

John Newton is the famous author of the beautiful song “Amazing Grace.” He was a former captain of slave ships who became a pastor and then worked to oppose the slave trade.

Here is a delightful and encouraging thought from Newton about his own journey. I hope it inspires, encourages, and motivates you.

I am not what I ought to be.
I am not what I want to be.
I am not what I hope to be.
But still, I am not what I used to be.
And by the grace of God, I am what I am.

The Apostle Paul

Be sure to read Paul’s words on his own experience of not being what he wants to be, but no longer being what he was (1 Corinthians 15:10). All of his hard work is love-inspired and grace-empowered. Read Philippians 3:1-14 for a longer reflection by Paul on his spiritual journey.

Grace and hope to all of you,
Pastor Brian

Brian Rice

What I love most about my job:

Having the ability to empower and resource leaders to bear much fruit that lasts. Being a part of a team of friends and missional servants committed to changing the world.
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