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Categories: "Church Life"

Endurance (Perils of Shepherds)

  01/16/14 16:23, by , Categories: Church Life, My Life, Theology Lived, Pastors
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 »
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Reflection at the Turn of the Year

  12/31/13 14:56, by , Categories: Living Life, Personal Reflections, Theology Lived, Pastors
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 »
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Secret to Gratitude

  11/30/13 16:48, by , Categories: Family, Church Life, Living Life, Dads & Families, Theology Lived
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 »
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  11/08/13 16:29, by , Categories: Living Life, My Life, Theology Lived, Pastors
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 »


  10/11/13 14:51, by , Categories: Living Life, Personal Reflections, Theology Lived, Pastors
"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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After growing up in Maine, Ira graduated from Bible College and wandered into Western Maine and has never found his way back out. He has a deep love for the rural churches of Maine and the people who make up this great state. He loves Truth over Tradition, Christ over Culture, and People over Process. He love to equip, teach, and disciple and longs to see the Maine church grow healthy and make disciples.

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