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Month: April 2010

Ministry Lessons

Ministry Lessons

There are many things that seminary does not teach. My husband would say that he felt very equipped when it came to languages, preaching, and theology in general, but there are certain lessons that seminary simply cannot cover. Certain situations, such as conducting a session meeting, forming a weekly schedule, managing staff, handling hospital visits, all have to be learned through experience. A few of our “experiences” in the pastorate have been nothing short of memorable through the years. Whether…

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My Internal Clock

My Internal Clock

When it comes to time, I’m never early. I’m rarely on time, and I’m usually late. I believe the reasons for my time deficiencies are out of my control. In fact, it’s rarely my fault. My husband, on the other hand, believes that I have an internal clock that is “off.” Apparently this warped internal clock affects my ability to think rationally about time. So he says. My explanation is quite different and quite simple: It’s not all my fault….

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