If you haven’t already or need a reminder, please first read the posts on Pastors, and how to choose yours. Then come back here. I’ll wait… One of my heartbreaks in recent years is the trends in the American churches to compare. A lot of what I write sounds like comparisons, and in all honesty,… Continue reading how to choose a church – part trois
First you have to ask yourself, do you really want one? Do you understand what a pastor does and is – at least what should be done and should be as God Himself designed? If you know these things and you are certain you actually want this person involved in your life, then read on!… Continue reading how to choose a pastor – part deux
So very many things fall under the category of “until you walk a mile in those shoes” – including that. Empathy is hard. It’s hard work to think of others and feel the range of experience that others have felt. It’s challenging to be gracious and kind and sensitive. It’s heartbreaking and exhausting. And then… Continue reading the work of empathy
I’m turning 45 in a little over a week. I’ve decided to stop counting after that. But my body isn’t cooperating. I’m starting to get aches and pains where I forgot I even existed. I used up all my youth and beauty. Gone. So long. It’s all ibuprofen and tylenol from here on out. I… Continue reading the problem with pain
The more I’ve thought about it, the more I realize a correlation between pastors and doctors. It’s no mistake that Jesus said, I have come for the sick, not the healthy. I mean, Jesus didn’t say anything by mistake, but my point is that he knew and still knows the struggle is real. It’s real… Continue reading you don’t really want a pastor, do you?