“Life is Ministry” – The Holiness Project – Day 43

My youngest daughter’s name is Michelle.  She is now 18 years old and just finishing High School.  Next year she wants to go to the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada where her sister, Melanie, went.  In fact, we all want to move to Canada next August if possible.

Michelle attends the Buenos Aires International Christian Academy (BAICA) here in San Fernando.  It is not really a bilingual school, more like an 80/20 school (80% English and 20% Spanish).  Michu (that’s her nickname) is totally bilingual.  She has gone to that school most of her life.  When she was younger she had a best friend who went to school there as well.  They were inseparable.  We thought they would be friends for life.  Let’s call her friend, Lizzie.

“Stewardship is Accountability” – The Holiness Project – Day 48

The original title of this post was “Stewardship is Simplicity” and you can imagine why.  After all, we are talking about success and the world likes to define that in terms of resources.  What is that bumper sticker slogan that seems to make people smile?  Oh, yes.  “The one who dies with the most toys, wins!”  We know it’s a bit childish but the truth is that success has been defined that way since the beginning of time.

We define success as relational in terms of our relationship with God.  Some people would, no doubt, agree that success is relational but in terms of human relationships – with your spouse, your family, your friends and having the respect of your community.  Good stuff, just not enough for Christians.  For us, success is “pleasing God by becoming like Christ through a lifestyle of effective ministry.”