The Pastor’s Heart 1/22/2021

62,502,904.  Let that number sink in for a second.  Let it sink deep.  That’s the reported number of preborn children’s lives taken by abortion in our country since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the Supreme Court 48 years ago today.  62,502,904.  I really don’t know what else to say.  All those…

The Pastor’s Heart 1/8/2021

“The Pastor’s Heart.”  That’s what I call this note I send to you on a regular basis, and that’s what I try to share.  Let me tell you about my heart this week: it’s broken.  Aching.  Even a little frustrated and downtrodden.  But the best word would be broken.  After Tuesday’s outcome of the Senate…

The Pastor’s Heart 12/4/2020

Well, we’ve arrived.  The last month of 2020.  Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear?  In a few days, it’ll be over.  But will it?  Yes, 2020 will draw to a close, but I’m seeing a carryover.  Encouraging, isn’t it? (Sarcasm, of course.)  Thinking of this, I read a statement in an article…

The Pastor’s Heart 11/20/2020

You sit staring at the blank, and it just doesn’t come.  You thought you were ready, but you weren’t ready for that one.  That question on the test that stumps you, and you don’t have a clue about the answer.  Remember that feeling?  It happened this week to one of my wife’s students.  Last night…

The Pastor’s Heart 11/6/2020

What. A. Week.  Could we have expected anything different from the 2020 election?  Uncertainty.  Ups and downs.  Head-scratching.  Confusion.  Information and misinformation.  And a whole lot more with some anger thrown in here and there.  So what are we to do?  I don’t know.  But Scripture does.  For that reason, I think we need to…

The Pastor’s Heart 10/30/20

I was determined to avoid it for this “Pastor’s Heart.”  Ignore it.  Not say anything about it.  Anything but that.  But here I am turning right back to it and writing about it: Tuesday’s election.  As I read the Scriptures this morning, the Lord reminded me of something I’ve tended to forget from time to…

The Pastor’s Heart 10/16/2020

This popped up in my FB Memories this week. When I read it, I believe it’s even more appropriate for this election season! So, I thought I’d post it again. Here you go:  The Pastor’s Heart 10/14/2016  It’s gotten pretty crazy, and it doesn’t appear to be changing direction any time soon. This election season…

The Pastor’s Heart 10/9/2020

At our men’s Bible study early yesterday morning, we discussed the Apostle Paul’s salvation experience – from what he was to what God did for him and ultimately through him.  What a stark difference between Saul the persecutor and Paul the preacher!  But as we learned, his salvation experience is no more miraculous, no more…