Most readers of my blog know I pastor a small church in Palmyra, I’ve been here 19 years and it blows my mind.
Pastoring is a 24/7 gig. This doesn’t always mean that you’re constantly being called for things, but it does mean that your mind/heart never stop pondering the state of the congregation you’ve been called to.
In this Rom 8:22-27 Paul sets the nature of our salvation, and reception of the Holy Spirit, against the backdrop of all history. It’s pretty cool.
The Guilt Trip
Have you seen pastoral posts guilting people back to in person worship? They may emerge from some of these starting points.
The Way of the Cross
There’s a reason the fruit of the Holy Spirit is “love, joy, peace, patience kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.” And not “strength, power, influence, might, and security.”
The Only Winning Move
With all the sabre rattling coming from Russia lately, a number of Gen-Xers have found that we’re reliving parts of our childhood. Only now we’re doing it as adults. This has allowed us to stir from our jaded slumber and assure the generations which came after us, “Don’t worry, folks. We got this.”
Random Thoughts #112
On Wednesdays I project my brainwaves out into the world so it can join me in my mental whirlwind. These are random thoughts.