Revel in the Rubble

Welcome to the latest Revelry Roundup!

Stay on top of the rubble with this quick update of what's new at Revel in the Rubble. And if you find some bits of humor and light worth sharing, please do so freely.

Loving the Unlovable

It doesn't take long in Christian ministry to learn that hurting people can oftentimes be difficult to love. And loving them as Christ loved requires a special kind of insight. My Domestic Shorthair cat Shadow, who normally behaves with queenly composure, has taught me a valuable lesson about how to love people when they are behaving in the most unlovable manner.

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A Pit Bull's Serenity Prayer

I was once described by someone as "the sweetest pit bull she'd ever known." It was intended as a sincere compliment, but I haven't always appreciated this unique "quality." Today, I'm working on embracing some of the more disturbing aspects of my character because I've come to recognize that God wants to redeem these areas for his purposes. Reminiscing about my pit bull days also brought to mind this silly version of the serenity prayer I wrote.

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Revel in the Rubble is a community designed to support and encourage Christians who serve the Lord in ministry. My prayer is that together we'll build a fun and refreshing environment where believers can enjoy the journey together, escape the daily pressures, and be restored to the simple joy of our salvation. Each of us has a story to tell of our unequaled adventure following Jesus Christ in Christian ministry. I invite you to come and share your experiences as we revel in the rubble of our lives.

Enjoy,

Mary Fairchild

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and make me willing to obey you.

Psalm 51:12 (NLT)