Motivating Monday – Work with the Strength of 1,000 Men!

    Have you ever had one of those days?  You know, the “I-really-don’t-think-I-can-do-this-today,”  and “I’d-rather-be-a-wimp-and-stay-in-bed” kind of days?     We all feel weak from time to time, especially when life continues to overwhelm us with new challenges.  The wonderful truth is, we don’t have to muster the strength to make it through our […]

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They Call Me “Pastor”

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Well, I’ve dropped out of the wonderful world of blogging for a while…I suppose that moving across state lines, packing and unpacking all of your worldly goods, and beginning a new ministry will do that! But we’ve now settled in the beautiful desert mountains of New Mexico, where the people are friendly, the sun is bright and hot, and salsa only comes in “spicy” and “spiciest!”

It really has been a wonderful transition, and our new church family has welcomed us with open arms. At our Pastor’s Welcome Potluck, I became accustomed to having someone flag me down from across the room, calling “Pastor John…Pastor John!”

Pastor. Shepherd. What an honor, what a responsibility, and what a joy. I used to wonder what sort of work the Lord would call me to do, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with His choice.

I also take great comfort in the fact that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, goes before me and walks beside me in my every endeavor. Each of us has been called to shepherd others in some capacity, and as long as we follow His lead, all will be well.

Blessings to you, my fellow shepherds!

“I am the Good Shepherd, and I know my own, and my own know me.” – John 10:14

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Breaking Chains

    “But today I am freeing you from the chains on your wrists.” Jeremiah 40:4   Sometimes we become so familiar with declaring the name of Jesus in times of prayer and worship that we forget what power lies in this name. And every once in a while, He’ll allow us to be part […]

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