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What pastoral lessons did I learn caring for a 106 year old widow?

I have had the honor of knowing an amazing lady in my church.  Tillie Roberts, affectionately known to most of us as “Ms. Tillie,” was 106 years old when she died, just 3 month shy of her 107th birthday.  Although she died a

Posted in Caring for Widows, The Pastor's Soul

How do I endure through the difficulties of pastoral ministry?

One of my pastoral teachers and heroes, Bill Hughes, said goodbye to his beloved wife of over 60 years this past week who met her Savior in glory and is no longer suffering.  Bill spent most of his long and

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Mea Culpa: The story behind the book

I have known Kyle McClellan for over fifteen years.  I have watched him in each of his ministry posts and the struggles and sufferings he endured in them.  About two years ago, we were together reminiscing about those past days and I was

Posted in Book Recommendation, The Pastor's Soul

Should I pastor a church that has no young women and children for my family?

A man wrote me recently struggling through a call to a particular church.  It is a church that is financially stable for now, but needs revitalization that only has a few faithful elderly folks.  This is a very common scenario.  He was

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry
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