Tag Archive: spiritual life

I Want To Be A Pastor Who…

(#s 1-6 below quoted from Eugene Peterson’s memoir “The Pastor.”) “I Want To Be A Pastor Who… . 1. Prays. I want to be reflective and responsive and relaxed in the presence of… Continue reading

Healthy Friendships III (How To Strengthen Them)

Healthy Friendships III: How to Strengthen Them   What were the main points from Healthy Friendships II? (Why We Need Them) Friends make 1. sweet times better (celebration), 2. scary times more calm… Continue reading

King of Kings…

King of Kings “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert and pray! You do not know when that… Continue reading

Jesus Is The Way…

Jesus Is The Way “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6 NIV  This is quite possibly the most unpopular statement made… Continue reading

God’s Call To Me As A Pastor…

Passion and Results The LORD called me to full time vocational ministry to “preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2 NIV) in late March of 2004. After the LORD gave me these marching orders… Continue reading

Home Sweet Home…

The world is beginning to feel less and less like my home… More and more, though admittedly slowly over time, this world is beginning to feel less and less like my home. I… Continue reading

You Cannot Live On the Mountain Top…

  I am slowly sipping another C.S. Lewis masterpiece—the Screwtape Letters. In it, among other topics, Lewis (through the demon Screwtape) discusses how God has designed life on earth to be filled with… Continue reading

“Get Busy Livin’ Or Get Busy Dyin'”

I was personally affected by the lives and accounts of the following three martyrs in the book “A Martyr’s Grace” because of the fact that all of them seemed to die—from a human… Continue reading

Sonnet: “Oh Needest I, Dear LORD, Thy Spirit Now”

Oh needest I, dear LORD, Thy Spirit now For though I sweat I fear high-noon hath passed And though at such an hour I man Thy plow O’erhead Thy rainbowed hues man’s dye… Continue reading

God’s Resume…

God’s Resume, God’s Credentials “‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; May the name of the LORD be praised.’… Continue reading