- at the generosity of folks in the midst of hard times
- at the possibilities
- at the creativity that the Holy Spirit brings when I need it
- at the willingness of some to move past their comfort zone into uncharted territory
I cannot share most of the back story on these things, but they are the sort of thing that makes ministry full of surprising joy at times.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.