Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sharing the ponderings of others

My minister shared something with me that I would in turn like to share with you.

First, a word about my minister. Alan truly ministers to people. Even though I go for long stretches of time without attending church, he still believes that part of his role as pastor of the church is to minister to me.
He has been generous with sharing others’ and his own the wisdom and ponderings during the last few months as I’ve faced difficulties. I appreciate his emails “checking in” and the time he has shared with me for conversations about what’s going on in my life, what I believe, and what I don’t believe.
He gets that religion and the spiritual are not easy things for me because of my OCD and depression.

Most recently, he shared a sermon/blog post called “I’m Through with Love” by Matt Gaventa, a minister who serves in a nearby county.
Gaventa’s story about his father and his understanding of love has me thinking about depression and love and grace in whole new ways.

If you have time, please read this post HERE.


  1. Tina, thank you for that link! It is one of the best things I've ever read. That is a very wise and understanding minister!

  2. Thanks, Tina, I will check it out!

  3. That's wonderful you have such a caring minister!

  4. How wonderful to have such a caring minister that you can trust and confide in. I clicked on the story/sermon, I will come back when I have time to read it. It's a long one, the first paragraph intrigued me!!

  5. I'm glad you feel so cared for. And I hope you are doing ok right now.


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