Yesterday was one of the most difficult days that I’ve had mentally in a long time. I woke up and I was just depleted of all of my energy. I felt empty and cracked and hopeless. I was standing in quicksand and sinking quickly. Fortunately, God had other plans for me. He drew meContinue reading “Surrender”
Category Archives: Trust
What is so amazing about grace?
All throughout this week, I’ve been walking around wondering what is wrong with me. I have these unrealistically high expectations for myself, and when I don’t meet them, I tend to beat myself up. This week was probably the worst it has been in a very long time. This was the first week of myContinue reading “What is so amazing about grace?”
Yesterday, after church, we were talking with Pastor John and Beth. All of a sudden, we found ourselves talking about blogs. I mentioned that I had written that I want to be anywhere but NJ. Some more comments were made, and then Pastor John looked away and said, “You see. Deneen lives here, but sheContinue reading “Ouch”
How can I prepare them?
Last night, technically, earlier this morning, I wrote a three page journal entry on what it means to me to be a pastor. The kicking off point was a thought that occured to me: The heart of a pastor must be guarded from sin yet available to sinners. This morning I awoke with the strongestContinue reading “How can I prepare them?”