Monthly Archives: December 2010

Forgive that #@^&$**# : You have to be joking!

My wife and I were sharing a time of Bible reading and talking about the Lord’s prayer this morning after breakfast. Mat 6:8 –15 …. for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in pastoring, prayer | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Watch out world; Emmaus is Near.

  I have been reading the Near Emmaus blog for some time now. And ever since I came across it I have been impressed with its content. When I first started to read it; it was authored by three different … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blogging Etiquette | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

I have a new blogging toy; Windows Writer.

  I have downloaded and decided to give the Microsoft blogging application; Windows Writer a go. I believe you can also write and publish blog posts using Microsoft Word, however I am not sure how to do it. One of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Software Review, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

A pastoral NO NO!

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard a couple of stories where the faith of the person has been questioned. One person is going through the devastating situation of watching her father eaten away by cancer. There is … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in pastoring, Power of love, prayer, wisdom | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Love my enemies; You have to be kidding me? Right!

I have been reading through the book of Matthew using a method suggested by Eugene Peterson in his book title “Eat This Book” He says that we can come to the Bible and read it according to our needs, our … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in pastoring, prayer, Spirituality | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to handle difficult people…

I copied this from Chris Tillings Blog, Chrisendom He doesn’t and I don’t know if it is true…but tell me you didn’t laugh reading it. “This is a true story from the Word Perfect Helpline, which was transcribed from a … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in humour | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What to do when our devotional life becomes dry.

Dan from Apprentice for Jesus has been reviewing a book called “In Constant Prayer”. In this review Dan mentions the authors discusses the need for ritual and how ritual is not necessarily  a bad thing. I made the comment to him that lately my … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in prayer book | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Mutual submissiveness of the Trinity in prayer.

There is nothing as humbling as there is being a person of prayer. When we pray we acknowledge that we need help. We acknowledge that we are not self sufficient. We acknowledge that we are submitting ourselves to our Creator. For the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in pastoring, personal devotions, prayer, Trinity | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Subordinate or mutual relationship within the church?

Over on the Parchment and Pen blog, Michael Patton asks Egalitarians three questions. Do you believe that there are essential differences, created by God, between men and women? If God-given differences exist, do these differences carry with them strengths and weaknesses for each … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Egalitarianism, pastoring | Tagged | Leave a comment

A pastor understands the story.

Pastoring is never done in a vacuum. It is done within the context of a ongoing narrative story. It’s important that the pastor understands themselves and to do this they must know their own story. There is a need to know who you … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in pastoring | Tagged | Leave a comment