The Six Faces of Sloth

If you've been in almost any Christian bookstore or card shop, you've probably seen a plaque or bookmark, print or wall-hanging, featuring a story called "Footprints in the Sand."

It tells of a man who dreamed that he saw his life in terms of a walk along the beach with God. Throughout the years, there were two sets of footprints. One was his, and the other was God's. Yet he noticed that during the most difficult times of his life, only one set of footprints appeared in the sand. In his dream, he asks God about the single set of footprints and is told that those were the times God carried him.


Let me give you a new and improved version that a friend once e-mailed me:

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,
But mine were not along the shore.

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The Talents

If you've heard the phrase "Story Matters Here," it's from watching AMC. Shows like "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "Walking Dead" have seized our cultural conscious. Why? They are great stories. 

Stories move us, shape us, captivate us. That's why Jesus told them. A lot of them. And in His stories, we find the heart of His teaching and lessons about God.

In "Story Matters Here," Meck delves into the most famous, the most compelling, the most engrossing stories Jesus ever told. With each one, we'll find out that story really does matter.


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