Categories: "Personal Reflections" or "Family" or "My Life" or "Stray Thoughts"

Endurance (Perils of Shepherds)

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Today's blog post is a series of quotes from David Hansen's book "The Art of Pastoring".  It is what God keeps teaching me and what I struggle with.  The title of this section in the book is "Endurance." "The fact that we are called by God to love a… more »

Reflection at the Turn of the Year

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This fall and early winter has proved to be far different than what I would have predicted.  Over the last few months I have watched the roaring lion of Satan launching various attacks and bringing great pressure to bear in the life of various parts of… more »

Secret to Gratitude

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As we say goodbye to Thanksgiving, I wanted to reflect on something that Sarah and I have discovered that has greatly improved the gratitude in our house.  It is the discovery of a link between taking responsibility and being grateful.  This may seem ve… more »

Blessed

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It has been a bit of a rough week for me.   I have struggled with some of the strongest discouragement and the heaviest heart I have had in a very long time (years).  Throughout this week, God has ministered to me.  On Wednesday I met with one of the… more »

Heartsick

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"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9) As I get older, I have to be more concerned with heart disease and proper care of my heart.  What I am becomming more and more aware of is that s… more »

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