Wednesday, June 22, 2011


One of the things God has taught me and my husband during these creepy years is how important it is for the pastor to be a pastor - spiritual caregiver - rather than a business manager. It's hard to do. There is a lot of business to be done in a church and it's a trick to stay focused on pastoral care there is a budget crisis or a building project.

The DOXOLOGY program has been very helpful on that front. It's helped my husband think more clearly about his role as a pastor, it's helped me understand what he's doing and why (anyone else ever feel just a tiny bit resentful of church?), and it's given us some time to think about our own spiritual needs.

We'll be at the DOXOLOGY reunion in early August. Anyone else?


  1. That is why DOXOLOGY has been so formative for me as a pastor, and so tremendously helpful for us as a family. I'm so glad that you have been able to be a part of it, and I'm very sad we will miss you in August!

  2. God willing, we will be there! You can come up to me and secretly introduce yourself.

  3. I'd love to meet you - and I'd probably be ok without a lot of secrecy. I think there's enough space between the church and me to be a little more open. Hope to see you there!


  4. We managed to make it work out...we will be there!!!

  5. Doxology was wonderful for my husband and me. I wish we could make it to the reunion, but family time in Yellowstone is taking priority! I'd love to plan it for next time however. DOXOLOGY is a God-send.

  6. Yellowstone! Sounds fantastic. Have a good trip.


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