Live and Let Die

I read a biography of Jim Elliott today.  It was deeply encouraging.  I was struck by the wisdom of these words, "The enemy specializes in three things: hurry, noise and crowds."  I wonder if we surround ourselves with such things as a distraction from the sobering truth of our mortality.

I was struck by Elliott's tendency to finish things that he started.  I on the other hand, am a great starter of things, a great dreamer of dreams, a first-rate idea man but a poor finisher.  I pray that God will grant me discipline and endurance to amend this.

I recommend "In the Shadow of The Almighty" heartily and without reservation.