I was going to write a list of do’s and don’ts for this Memorial Day for pastors and other ministers. Like, "do not thank a veteran for their service on this day", or do not say, "happy Memorial Day to people." At this point it would just be redundant and others have written in great lengths about the do’s and don’ts and if you choose to ignore them that is really your own ignorance and folly, just be warned you could hurt people.
I wore these shoes when I graduated Basic and Advanced training in the Army. I also wore these shoes when I graduated all my military schools that required dress uniforms. I wore these shoes when I graduated from college. I am now going to wear these shoes as I graduate from Seminary.
I am working on a sermon that includes a few lines from a well-known hymn, “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing” I spent some time reading about the history of the author as well as the history of the song. Here is the song for you to enjoy.
I thought I would share some of the books that I have found helpful in thinking through depression from a biblical perspective.
I feel as if the feeling of depression has kidnaped me and brought me deep into the bowels of the earth. A deep cave where there is only darkness. Not only that but this cave has collapsed on me and I am unable to move. The darkness will not lift, the heavy weight of tiredness lack of energy and numbness is all over me.
March 18, 2003 marks the start of the Iraq war. That was 16 years ago today. I was just finishing High School when this happened. One year later I was deployed to Iraq. Reflecting back this was a significant personal date in my history. I learned more than I could ever imagine. I learned about... Continue Reading →