I love the Psalms of scripture. One reason is that they put words on our experiences, and teach us ways to cry out and trust the Lord. The Psalms contain the balance of being specific about struggles, but broad enough to stay away from specific details. Psalm 13 demonstrates that David is in anguish and it seems like the Lord is silent to his pleas.
Many organizations throughout history have made the mistake of drifting away from their initial course. Growth has the potential to shift our plan in directions that can be devastating. Admittedly, as the organization grows there are essential elements that must change. For example, in the life of a church, it is impossible to function with the congregation of 200 the same way you would operate with 50 people. Many of those changes deal with the day to day operation of the group.
"Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints, and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God." 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Our Pastor writes most of the blog posts we publish, however, occasionally some of our other church leadership (some staff, some volunteer) who also contribute to the New Life blog.