Live like ya mean it

Not sure why, but when I ran across this old post today, I felt the need to re-post.  Now, just to clarify, I’m not feeling pummeled by ministry right now (despite working on a rather large curriculum project, it’s a darn exciting project!), but, who knows, maybe someone else is.  If so, this is for you.

A letter by Pseudonymous Paulus Laurus


I know life in ministry sucks for you right now. It sucks for me, too. But God is good and God is great. We dare not do anything less than thank him with words, thoughts, intentions, and actions. He has given us so much–so much that I think–no, I know–I shall be able to contain neither it nor myself.

I’m stuck here on death row. I know my number’s up soon. Even so, I look around and see God’s Word acting beyond what any human could even consider.

Then there’s you, over in Ephesus, surrounded by theological liars, arguing about stupid “special knowledge” and saying that anything goes. I know you feel pummeled, but I know you know the truth about God and the truth about your calling. So, I say to you what I say to myself:

Act like it!

God is great and God is good, and his grace is more than we will ever need. Even when life sucks, our lives don’t suck.

Live like ya mean it.


Originally posted on Laura’s Writings and based on my understanding of key issues in Paul’s second letter to his emissary, Timothy.

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My name is Laura and I am on a journey, pondering the implications of God's glorious design of humanity and integrating every aspects of this design into a description of whole life health.
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