Sunday, May 5, 2013

Changing seasons

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV)
For the past several seasons, there were usually two Gospel Fundraising posts a week. In this season, for a number of reasons, that goal is too high. We'll see how often the Lord prompts a post idea. Feel free to send one along if you like. As a friend likes to say, "God is sovereign, but an email might help."

In case you come looking for encouragement but don't see anything recently updated, here are some suggestions:
  1. Click a "label" (in the sidebar, you may need to scroll down a little) that relates to how you're feeling or what you're experiencing. That will load up posts about that topic.
  2. Follow Gospel Fundraising on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.  That will help you catch the newest posts when they come. Or sign up to get an email notification using the box in the sidebar.
  3. Write a guest post! Contact with your idea!
  4. Check out one of the most popular posts from the past year:
    1. Four lies about disposable income - it would seem these lies really spoke to people!
    2. Welcome to Desiring Fundraising - The April Fool's Day post.
    3. Welcome to Gospel Fundraising - The first post; Still speaks to what this blog is about.
    4. Am I doing enough? - No, you're not. And the gospel says that's okay.
    5. An open thank-you note - A thank you to our favorite donors.
    6. A spaghetti tale - The first of the very popular Refresh posts.
See you again soon!

PS: Sorry if you have a Byrds song stuck in your head...