FATHER’S DAY: Advice from Dad
Lee Clamp's attempt to give fatherly advice to his son reminds him of the wisdom that the heavenly Father may be trying to impart to those who follow Him.
FIRST-PERSON: Who’s your Waffle House waitress?
Lee Clamp's waitress at a Waffle House, it turned out, had heard him speak years earlier at a summer youth camp.
FIRST-PERSON: Lord, make me uncomfortable
Lee Clamp wasn't in the mood to talk to Barry. But God made him uncomfortable for trying to avoid a conversation about faith. Turns out they had a good conversation.
FIRST-PERSON: ‘Is it really you?’
Foster care, Lee Clamp writes, "may wreck your ordinary life, but it will definitely melt your heart to be like Jesus."
FIRST-PERSON: Start a conversation
It's good to invite neighbors to church but, as Lee Clamp notes, it might be even better to become a friend, invite them to your home for dinner and start a conversation that can lead them to faith.
FIRST-PERSON: A life changed on a college campus
An invitation to go bowling was Lee Clamp's first contact with Christians as a college student years ago. "As the weeks went on, I hung out with them, went to the weekly campus organization and heard the Gospel," he recounts of when "I surrendered my life to Jesus and began to live the life I had observed them living."
FIRST-PERSON: God is still in our schools
God can have a presence in schools through volunteer services that churches can offer, such as lifting students' reading proficiency, Lee Clamp notes. Serving in schools "will, in turn, help you see doors of opportunities fling open in families' lives to share the hope of the Gospel," the South Carolina evangelism leader writes.
FIRST-PERSON: Protect your children against ‘ordinary’
Protect your children from "an ordinary life," Lee Clamp writes. "Protect them from a life of success, and lead them toward a life of significance. Let them dream. Let them try. Let them fail," Clamp, evangelism group director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, writes. "Who knows? In the process, they may change the world."
FIRST-PERSON: Too easily distracted
Underscoring the tragedy of "being lost when no one is looking for you," South Carolina evangelism leader Lee Clamp asks, "How often do we assume someone else is responsible to reach out to those in our community?"