Empowering Leaders

Empowering Leaders - PastorServe

I simply could not believe my mother-in-law would abandon our first born.  After a few days of modeling infant care she left him in the care of two complete novices.  I remember her smile and reassuring pat on the arm as she said, “you will all be just fine”.  She was right. He survived –…

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Agony - PastorServe

Some things you can know too much about. We all have that friend who obsesses about _________, and when the conversation remotely ventures toward his or her area, there we go. I suspect we all have an area or two that sets off the nerd alert in our circles, “Speaking of conflict, did you know…

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Haiti Contrasts

Haiti Contrasts-PastorServe

The Gospel is full of contrasts – it is the weak who are strong, the poor who become rich, servants are great, those who lose their lives find them. So is Haiti. Most run from – Some run to Haiti reminded me of those vivid scenes from 911. Most run from disaster. A noble and…

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Stuck at a Crossroads?

Stuck at a Crossroads? - PastorServe

It all started with thoughts of Haiti and an upcoming pastors conference in the spring. I read, looked at photos, and spoke with those who have already been. I was overwhelmed. Words come easily to me, but what could I possibly say to fill that bottomless pit of need? Some of us come from traditions…

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What Is Behind My Anger?

What Is Behind My Anger? - PastorServe

Ephesians 4:26 | Be angry and do not sin. Anger is complicated. The Bible both commands it and gives STRONG warnings concerning it (Ephesians 4:26, 31; Proverbs 19:19; Proverbs 22:24; Ecclesiastes 7:9 to cite just a few). Anger is love expressed when fueling protection of the powerless, the voiceless, the poor, and the disenfranchised. Anger…

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Speak Life

Speak Life - Words - PastorServe

I have always been fascinated by the power of words. My Grandfather regularly demystified and imparted his varied artisan skills, from molding precious metals to hitting a curve ball, with simple, empowering guidance.  My Dad is a war veteran not easily rattled, but there was a phone call one April night that buckled his knees.…

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