It is not an easy thing to be a pastor. Don’t believe me? Just look at Scripture, look at your neighbors, and look at yourself. Scripture does not hold back on the declaration that becoming a pastor is a high calling. Pastors are called to be blameless (Titus 1:7). They are warned that “we who teach … Continue reading Show YOUR pastor appreciation today
When tragedy strikes, the ripple effect lasts far beyond what we can see. Multitudes are impacted, from family to co-workers to pastors to neighbors. Pain lingers far beyond the initial crisis moment. The ripples move outward. Every day, somewhere nearby, tragedy is occurring for someone in a very personal and painful way. This may be … Continue reading The aftermath of tragedy
Ash Wednesday is a holy day on the church calendar, bringing in the season of Lent, which leads up to Easter weekend. During this season, Christians focus on penance, fasting, and preparing for the weight and glory of Easter. Why ashes? Church services on Ash Wednesday focus on penance and fasting. Ashes are often put … Continue reading What is Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent?