Trust the Catcher! — My Pastoral Ponderings

As we fly through this stressful, unpredictable year, Henri Nouwen offers a wonderful metaphor and image to cling to, that we can trust the Catcher. Trust the Catcher! — My Pastoral Ponderings I don’t reblog many posts but this wonderful illustration and story from Pastor Lawrence so touched my heart that I felt compelled to share…

Desert Temptations

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 The great temptation that we face is to seek help and hope and honor from men instead of being satisfied with what God Alone provides. A desert is an empty and dry place where little survives and…

That’s Not Fair!

‘Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” ‘ Matthew 26:48 Over the last two weeks we spent four glorious days alone at a lake cottage (I’ll try to post some photos tomorrow) and then another eight with our family. Being in close proximity…

God’s Benefits

I confess I do not always wake up with a shout of joy as I stumble towards the coffee maker. Today with just a few hours of sleep before we get on the plane is no exception. But as we come to the end of our two week stay with family I am overwhelmed with…

What me Worry?

Worry is something just about everyone on the planet does; but why? “Don’t worry, be happy.” is pretty snappy but on the face of real life stuff its about as useful as a screen door in a submarine. Rather than spending time researching why not invest some time looking at what God has to say?…