Tag: church life

When You Have Been Hurt By The Church

Church is supposed to be a safe place. A positive place. A place where you gather with God’s people. There are some good churches out there but unfortunately there are bad ones that hurt people. If you’ve been hurt by the church, I feel you. I have felt the...

The First Sundays of August

When I was growing up as the son of a preacher man, the first Sunday of August marked the beginning of a new church year in our denomination.  Over the course of 18 years at home, seven of those first Sundays in August were the first Sunday in a...

First Sunday In August

I have some memories about the first Sunday in August.    Growing up as a preachers kid in Georgia, this particular Sunday signaled the beginning of a new church year in our church organization.   Six times while I was living at home, this was our first Sunday at...

Scars Behind The Pulpit

It was a year ago today that my mother passed away.  I know it’s a cliché but it’s hard to believe that she’s gone. My mother had a lot of scars.  They were scars you couldn’t see on the outside. She grew up as a preacher’s kid along with...