And David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! (1 Samuel 25:32 ESV) It's interesting that when David thanks Abigail for coming and preventing him from doing something foolish that he begins by thanking God for sending her. Every good gift comes from … Continue reading Origin and Thanks
I don’t post much during times of transition because I don’t want to speak out of turn or spill the beans prematurely. I’ll say this for now: I have been contemplating a bi-vocational pastorate position. Most of my ministry life has been bi-vocational. My last church ministry position was full time. I was unprepared for … Continue reading The Freedom of Bi-Vocationalism
The other day my five-year-old son got into the candy basket which is on top of the fridge. His eighteen-month-old sister saw him. To silence her, he bribed her with a lolly pop. She happily took it and went upstairs to suck on it in silence. Until, that is, she her diaper started to leak … Continue reading Window Into the Human Soul Through Children
I spent about two minutes browsing Facebook then thought to myself, "What the hell am I doing? I could be watching Inspector Morse."