Black words on a green background read, "His Encouragement: Words from Scripture to Strengthen Your Soul"
Devotions, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

What Gift Can We Bring? (His Encouragement #7)

What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to… Continue reading What Gift Can We Bring? (His Encouragement #7)

Pastoral Life

Wordless Wednesday: Zeus the Cat

Hooray! It's time for, "Wordless Wednesday!" For this meme, the blogger simply shares an image without any words; however, because I believe in accessibility, I will provide a caption. That way my friends with low vision will be able to participate as well! Image: A black and white photo of my cat, Zeus. His name… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Zeus the Cat

Book Reviews, Books

First Line Fridays #6: “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Title: Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say (My desk is full of books right now, but… Continue reading First Line Fridays #6: “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton

Blogging, Books

Looking Ahead: January TBR, Indie Books, Poetry, and More!

I want to thank  Devouring Books   for this tag. This is a new post that she is starting  at the end of every month where we share the books that we are looking forward to in the coming month. This is a great tag because we are both always looking for books to add to our… Continue reading Looking Ahead: January TBR, Indie Books, Poetry, and More!

Tinkerbell is a white chihuahua. She sits on sparkly Christmas garland.
Pastoral Life

Wordless Wednesday: Tinkerbell Says, “Merry Christmas!”

I thought that I would try a new meme: Wordless Wednesday! It's still Christmas at the parsonage. There are 12 Days of Christmas, starting on December 25th and ending with the Feast of Epiphany. Image: Tinkerbell is an elderly chihuahua with large black eyes. Her black and white fur is speckled with grey. She sits… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Tinkerbell Says, “Merry Christmas!”

Pastoral Life

Wordless Wednesday: Our Christmas Tree

I thought that I would try a new meme: Wordless Wednesday! For this meme, the blogger simply shares an image without any words; however, because I believe in accessibility, I will provide a caption. That way my friends with low vision will be able to participate as well! Image: Image depicts our Christmas tree and… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Our Christmas Tree

Ministry, Poetry, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

    I would like to say a special "thank you," to Ai Love Music, who allowed me to do a guest post about my favorite Christmas song, "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," by Charles Wesley. Click through in order to read the entire article! https://www.youtube.com/embed/vRAFQCOkjgE?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Welcome to Day 3 of the “25 Days of… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

Blogging, Books, Writing

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for Bloggers

I am so thankful to be have been nominated by Shanice at Faith & Turtles  and Carrelle from The Aesthetic's Vida for the blogger recognition award! Truly, it means a great deal. all writers want to be heard. Having nominations like this one gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside because it lets me know that… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for Bloggers