Over and Under Pastoring


The link below is to an article that considers both under-pastoring and over-pastoring.

For more visit:
http://www.lifeway.com/churchleaders/2014/11/11/over-pastoring-and-under-pastoring/

Haphazard Posting


The last several months (and indeed the majority of the year – if not longer) has been marked by the haphazard and irregular nature of my posting to my Blogs and the updating of my websites. This is likely to continue for some time and for an indefinite period of time. Why? I have been battling depression (essentially), though I have no real understanding of why/how it has come about. A number of years ago I was involved in a car accident that nearly killed me and I suffered a brain injury as a result of the accident. I am as fully recovered as I am likely to be and it has not really left a great permanent impact on my life – though this depression may prove to have been its lasting legacy.

I have thought of closing down the Bogs and websites on a number of occasions – but have not really wanted to do so. I would like to return to them with the same enthusiasm that I once had, though I am obviously unsure when that will be. Also, closing down the sites would be like yielding to the mental illness and sliding further down the slippery slope, which is not something I want to do. So it’s six of one and half-dozen of the other as regards what to do.

So if you have been a regular reader/user of my sites I ask for your continuing patience and understanding – normal service is something I am aiming at returning to. I just don’t know when that can/will be.

 

Responding to Personal Darkness


The link below is to an article that considers how to respond to personal darkness.

For more visit:
http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2014/10/how-to-respond-when-darkness-is-your-closest-friend.html

Living in the Church


The link below is to an article that looks at some practical ways to live in the local church.

For more visit:
http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/10/16/20-ways-to-be-refreshing-in-the-local-church/