Category: "My Life"

Endurance (Perils of Shepherds)


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 »



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 »

Wonderful (Perils of Shepherds)


"Wonderful, They called me "Wonderful" So I said "Wonderful" - if you insist, I will be "Wonderful" And they said "Wonderful", Believe me, it's hard to resist 'Cause it feels wonderful, They think I'm wonderful" -The Wizard, "Wonderful" (Wicked the… more »

Personal Update: Looking in the Window


This morning I sat down and planned some more blog posts but as I have turned to write them I decided it was time to be more personal today instead of a reflection or teaching post.  It has been a busy but good week so far this week.  We had our family… more »

Big Nothing


When I was a teenager, I had a really poor self-image.  I was depressed and hated myself.  I had no idea at the time that such dark and depressing thoughts were a sign of an ego out of control.  I wasn't proud of myself, but I was the center of my unive… more »

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