We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


The Miracle Choir

What kind of skill-set do you need to serve God?

Each of us have been given gifts by a loving God. I believe it is one of God’s greatest pleasures to see His children use His gifts in productive and creative ways.

I happen to know of some gifted individuals who are among the most productive and creative I have ever known. Yet they also possess some severe limitations.

They are part of an adult choir called “The Miracles”– and actually, not one of them is all that gifted musically.

But what makes this choir unique is that every member has a mental disability. Often these men and women are judged as unproductive, helpless and of less value than the rest of us. Yet each one truly represents a miracle in that they sing and tour together, and share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone they meet.

“The Miracles” represents the Baddour [BAD-DOER] Center, a residential care facility in Senatobia, Mississippi. At Baddour, individuals are not labeled by their limitations, but are encouraged to fulfill their potential – by holding down full-time jobs, taking on as much personal care as they can, and finding ways to serve others.

The Apostle Paul wrote that because God’s strength was perfected in his weakness, “I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9b).

God often uses our greatest weakness to accomplish great things. All we need to do is be willing serve Him.

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