I want to be married. And yet, I’m still single. Thinking God might need a more active role from me, I decided to join the online dating scene through eHarmony. It was a three-month adventure, for sure, but not one I care to repeat. Everyone I never wanted to meet, I met via online dating. The very first match I received was an exceptionally attractive man, whose name shall remain anonymous. I’ll simply refer to him as The Camel. (Watch out - he spits.) We talked on the phone twice, and then agreed to meet in a public place. Sure I thought he talked a lot, but I believed in grace and wrote it off as nervousness. Before we met, he asked that no matter what, we keep the date to two hours. That sounded like a reasonable boundary, so I agreed. Then, I met The Camel in person. Bless his heart, he talked […]
Every Sunday, Seedbed will feature stories how of God is working through the people that make up the Church. Today's post comes from David Baldwin, a student and Project Coordinator at Asbury Theological Seminary. A life of a saint is surely like a song of praise lifted up to God. After 93 wonderfully full years of life, my grandmother recently passed away. At her memorial service, the minister described her life as being like a song with many verses that each spoke of the different aspects of her life. This was particularly appropriate for her since she was at one time a professional singer as well as an organist, pianist and choir director for several churches throughout her life. After hearing this eulogy, along with all of the memories shared by many of her family and friends, I found that I was barely aware of only one of the verses of […]
The Saturday Post is a weekly article by J.D. Walt, who shapes vision and gives leadership to Seedbed. This week's article invites a practical response to a malady plaguing us all.