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Converts, BT's...Heck Everyone - You Can't Control What Others Will Think Of You

An interesting discussion wandered across my social media feed this week.  It began with a post suggesting “Comebacks For Converts,” basically a list of ideas for dealing with nosey questions that converts often encounter.  1,342 more words


Rethinking Discouragement (in Christian Leadership and Service)

Are you discouraged in your service to the Lord? It happens to all of us. As much as we would like life to move “up and the right,” we will all endure seasons of feeling inadequate, dejected and downright pessimistic. 522 more words

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

When you’re waiting for God to answer

Waiting seems to be a pattern woven throughout Scripture. Waiting for God to work. Waiting for God to move. Waiting for God to answer. Waiting is hard. 399 more words

Poem: Clouds

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything creative since I started this blog. Writing, like any art or craft, must be practiced. I still write a lot, but producing blog posts and About Me pages uses different skills and parts of the brain than what is needed to world-build or create memorable characters. 321 more words


Keep Walking... positive choices in challenging times

A year ago, an unexpected job loss led to a stressful time. It’s that season in life when you sit back and wonder, “what just happened??” And, proclaim, “Oh my gosh! 1,923 more words


23. Hope

The Prairie is finally moulting winter,
shedding snow
preparing for new growth.

Sometimes entire days need moulting,
shedding discouragement
moving towards renewed purpose.

Poetry Month


You must save what you can of your life; you mustn’t lose it all simply because you’ve lost a part (Henry James).  It’s difficult to move past set-backs, tragedy, heartache, and other bad things that happen.  299 more words