Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Word filled Wed--Scattered

Dandelion seeds are scattered to spread, well, dandelions.

Sometimes I think God scatters the church to do the same. Though I'm sure it was traumatic to the early Christians who were scattered at the beginning of Acts 8, it served an important purpose in spreading God's word in the "beyond".

I've recently met with some of the people who have been scattered from the donut church. While it's no fun to be scattered, God definitely had a purpose. One is being used in amazing ways with youth, and growing leaps and bounds. Another has had opportunities to lead in ways that would have never been possible at the donut church--too much history followed them there. And another has a much greater appreciation of other church leadership styles. They learned important things, were healed of baggage, and grew at the donut church, but they had to be scattered to really take root.

These meetings are bittersweet. While I'm happy for those who are planted and growing, I also have a twinge of "why not us?" Someday...


  1. Nice to meet you! Keep on writing for the Lord, Laurie

  2. He is with you now to lead you there. Rest in Him and follow the path of peace. The pic and verse is so fitting to your heart as I so understand your position.

  3. Very good post. I feel ya, feeling you are out on your own. Praying you find a safe place to reconnect.

  4. I am just now catching up on some blog hopping to see others posts. You have a great site and I love your picture. Great verse. Thanks for sharing.

    I am hosting "5 Things Friday" on my blog at and I hope you will stop by and play along. I write to encourage MOMS in the fine art of Christian mothering. Such an awesome privilege, such a tough job! Blessings.