If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love and Truth (and a trip to the Children's Museum)

Love and Truth. I was thinking about these 2 the other day and how to be effective in ministry they must be inseperable.

Many try and teach truth without love and all they get is rules and rituals that when done for the sake of themselves have turned many away from the church.

Others have tried to show Love with the absence of truth and what they get is words like “tolerance” that come with temporary band aids to mend wounds but not target the source of the problem which is the state of the human heart that has no hope apart from a redemptive relationship with Jesus Christ.

Another thought on Love is that true love cannot exist apart from Christ.

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

I think this is why I am so excited about what YWAM is doing in Haiti. They are demonstrating love to the people by serving them and meeting their needs, but they are also teaching them about Jesus. Truth and love together offer them a far greater service then love alone.

A few pictures from our trip to the Children's Museum today. It was a wonderful (and very crowded) place.


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