This morning Charles, one of The Core’s leaders, shared about the compassionate miracles of Jesus. Here are some quotes from that, as my memory serves me. From a theatrical monologue: “I am a leper… and I had not been touched in five years, not by my wife, my children, not even brushed by a stranger […]

The Count

It’s not about the numbers. It never has been. Of course, if you follow this blog at all, you know that already. But saying it is a whole lot easier than meaning it. I made a commitment last year to never count people unless there was an important practical reason. Estimations are less dangerous, but […]

Snippets from QAF

Last night’s QAF Session was truly amazing. We had between 7 and 12 people there, as there was always some coming-and-going. The quotes that follow are not guaranteed for accuracy. That, and privacy, are two reasons I don’t credit the source of each quote. Some quotes are actually mash-ups of the comments of two or […]

Another Write-up for The Core

I almost missed this one, in the November 2 News-Leader… http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711040319 Here’s our portion of the article, in case the link gets archived, and becomes unavailable: On a recent weekend night, the Front Porch on South Avenue was filled with young people hanging out on couches, playing board games and perusing a selection of books […]