Six Things To Do This Christmas

At Raintree’s Christmas Eve Candlelight, I wanted to give some really practical, brief suggestions about what to do this Christmas. Really, these are great things to consider year-round. Here they are, some really simple reminders, for myself included.   Six Things to do This Christmas (and Every Day).   Put the phone down (or turn…

The Privilege of Pastoring

I was relaxing on my back porch this evening, praying for my family and just reflecting. I couldn’t help but feel grateful for my calling in life. I love being a pastor, especially of this particular flock. Pastoring is often described as a difficult calling, but I wouldn’t primarily¬†characterize pastoring¬†as a difficult calling. Yes, it’s…