Prayer Notes #5

A PRAYER Lord God, your goodness and patience are a constant presence in my life.  I confess that I do not recognize or acknowledge that presence sometimes . . . often.  That, I suppose, is why I experience you so often as Patience, though I neglect to attend to you, to your wisdom, to your … Continue reading Prayer Notes #5

Pastor Notes #12 — The Ministry of Meaning

One of the most important things pastors can do is to help people understand the meaning of their actions and the circumstances of their lives.  Many philosophers and theologians have asserted that the ability to find meaning in the events of their lives and in the things that they do is one of the essential … Continue reading Pastor Notes #12 — The Ministry of Meaning

Pastor Notes #11: A Desperate Act by One of the Least of These

[From my journal while pastoring a church in downtown Columbus:] It was a sad and difficult situation.  We have a locked wooden box bolted to the back wall of the church.  It has a slot in the top for receiving gifts that visitors (and members) might drop into it for the maintenance of our old … Continue reading Pastor Notes #11: A Desperate Act by One of the Least of These