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Three Follow-Up Reflections on Anxiety

This morning I just wanted to offer three follow-up thoughts to my reflections on anxiety. Thank you to all who commented and offered feedback! 1. A Blog Post Never Tells the Whole Story. It’s easy, I’m sure, on the basis of one blog post, to assume that you know me as ‘that preacher’ who yells […]

It’s a Strange Thing Being a Pastor

Being a pastor is a strange thing. We proclaim a message with the power of God to change people, but we can’t even change ourselves. We call others to perfection, as Jesus did, but our lives are full of imperfection. We must shepherd like the Shepherd though we’re just one of the sheep. We seek […]


** This is written as part of the series 30 for 30: Reflections on Life at My 30th Birthday ** ———— Following up yesterday’s thoughts on the disordered nature of the heart, I thought I would share a little reflection on being melancholy. The dictionary defines melancholy as follows: 1. a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression. 2. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness. One […]

I Will Remember You

Below is something I wrote for my devotions over six years ago now, and I just happened to stumble across the file on my computer tonight. A lot has changed in my life since I wrote it, but one thing remains the same: my God. He who held me then, has held me every day […]

Thoughts on Reading the Psalms

Here are just a few things that I find helpful on a very basic level with regard to reading the Psalms as a Christan. Read the Psalms regularly. One of the reasons the Psalms can be so little help to some Christians in their time of need is simply this: We’re not familiar with them. […]

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