Stories that impacted me: “Try not to worry but dad’s had a heart attack”

When someone says “don’t worry”…. What do you do?  I remember a few years ago I was sitting at my desk working and a close family member called me. I love this family member very much but their words stopped me in my steps that day: They said “Don’t worry, but dad’s in the hospital,Continue reading “Stories that impacted me: “Try not to worry but dad’s had a heart attack””

Birds on a beach in Florida

Our family loves the beach. There is just something about the ocean that speaks vacation, rest and time with the family for me. As a child growing up in England, we vacationed in an amazing, beautiful place called Cornwall. (Insert pic of Sennon) The surf, the smell, the beach and the time away with myContinue reading “Birds on a beach in Florida”

Stories that have impacted me: The empty medical cabinet.

I wanted to take a few blogs and share some of the stories I’ve either read or been part of that have impacted me over the last few years. As a pastor you get a unique perspective into life and I wanted to share some of the things I’ve seen, heard and experienced. As always,Continue reading “Stories that have impacted me: The empty medical cabinet.”

Church: A pastors experience

I have often thought the church as I have experienced it is a bit like life. When it’s good it’s great but when it’s rough it’s really rough.  When I started serving the church I started as a youth pastor. I served in that role in 2 different churches for a total of just overContinue reading “Church: A pastors experience”

When depressed, please don’t do this

One last word in this series of depression. Please don’t withdraw or isolate yourself. Even though it will feel like the most natural thing to do.  Have you ever gone through a really hard time and felt like you are alone and no one really understands? In times of suffering and pain the sense ofContinue reading “When depressed, please don’t do this”

Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.

It was in my understanding of the relationship between depression and anger that I started to learn how to identify what was happening in my mind. The third massive step came from my understanding of the relationship between depression and expectations. It was in understanding my expectations that I could start to make allowances forContinue reading “Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.”

Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.

I have been sharing my own journey with depression in hopes someone is helped and encouraged. It was in my understanding of the relationship between depression and anger that I started to learn how to identify what was happening in my mind. The third massive step came from my understanding of the relationship between depressionContinue reading “Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.”

Cardboard Connections

When we first listed our home in Colorado I saw a post on a local Facebook page offering moving boxes. I jumped at the offer and picked up all the boxes we could need, including some specialty boxes for our TVs. As we unpacked here in Morton I thought I should pay that gift forwardContinue reading “Cardboard Connections”

More peace than the mountains can offer

I continue to think a lot about peace – Love this verse: Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.Continue reading “More peace than the mountains can offer”