Wednesday, April 18, 2007


I live concerned for mankind. I know such a statement can sound nearly fictional. There is such enormous depths of chaos, poverty, derangement, sadness, and sheer confusion. The VT massacre escalates the burden we feel to be used by God to make a difference for the good.

We must keep in mind the body of Christ is global. He is functioning right now in Iraq even while the war continues. He is ministering in Calcutta while I go to breakfast in Tulsa. He is listening to those cowering beneath bridges in fear while I hear nothing of the sort. We are not the ones taking on the world and it's toppling confusion. He is. We are in his body, participating via what we deem as little dribbles.

After speaking for Allen French's church at Overland Park Sunday evening, a stranger came up to me and said, You wouldn't know me, but I want to thank you for something. My wife and I were through with each other about ten years ago and a Catholic lady gave her a book you wrote, God Will Make A Way. That book healed us and we've done well ever since. These stories don't make CNN or FOX. However, heaven and earth are filled with them....ongoing.

Yes, we get overwhelmed. However, I encourage you that if you could know the difference you have made in so many lives over the years because of donations you made, notes your wrote, calls of encouragement you made, you'd be wowed at the effective range of the true church of!


Liz Moore said...

Thank you for your post yesterday and today. It's a tragedy when we fight over such meaningless "stuff" when there is so much else going on in the world.

And thanks for reminding us that even the little things we do are making a difference.

It's great to have you back! I hope you were able to get some rest during your time away. Love ya!

thegaryfamily said...

Greetings from "down South". Hope this email finds you well. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing what God continues to do in T-town. I wanted to ask you for permission to copy your article "Hard Feelings don't belong". It spoke to me and I would like to "pass it on". thanks, shawn gary

Stoogelover said...

Terry, this goes hand in hand with what I'll be sharing Sunday when I preach from Mark 4:22-29. I am also announcing my resignation as of June 30. A very positive event for me as I move into another chapter of my life working with my son when we open England Family Mortuary in Temecula, CA. Hopefully the 30 years of preaching and planting will continue as a ministry to the grieving.

Terry Rush said...


Of course you can use it. If you think the people will like it, use my name. If you think it will upset them, use yours!

Love ya! Proud of ya!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I don't even know what those cards and calls really mean and I'm afraid I never get to tell the people what they've done for my life.