A Word from Pastor Dave | Fail....to Prevail

Dear Sinners and Saints,

The Franciscan priest Richard Rohr points out that the Native Americans have a tradition of leaving a blemish in one corner of the rug they are weaving, because that’s where they believe the Spirit enters.

I can relate to rugs.


It is my desire that things go smoothly and correctly, as they are "supposed to." Which is another way of saying, "I want things to go my way."

But I have found that when I am at the end of my rope... when I am at the end of my abilities and energies...that is when God takes over. It is after I have felt like a failure that God often shows up and shows off. 

It is in the blemish points of my life that I have often seen the Spirit enter in and take control. I think Rohr is onto something with his thoughts on rugs.

When Jesus sent the 12 out in Mark 6 he told them to be prepared to fail. “If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you , as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them (Mark 6:11).”


You are going to fail, but shake it off and keep on moving forward...and trust that God will come to speak through the blemish in your rug.

See you on Sunday.

Still in one peace,

David J Jensen

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1. Janie Hazlewood wrote:
Wow,very powerful. I sent this to a friend and she said she was sitting in front of the computer with tears in her eyes. Thanks Dave!!

Wed, July 15, 2009 @ 9:51 PM

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