Hello to all of you who may be reading this for the first time. If I may, let me tell you a little bit about myself, I am a retired Baptist pastor who lives in Dunnville, Ontario, a small town southeast of the city of Hamilton, Ontario. I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world and have two beautiful grown daughters (girls are great!). My best buddy was my dog Max with whom I enjoyed long walks. He is now chasing bunny rabbits in the sky. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was make the decision to have him put to sleep. I grieve his loss, but I am convinced that I will see him again some day.
Before retiring I pastored three churches, and was interim pastor at two more. Unfortunately at my last church I burned out and had to resign my position as pastor. Burnout among pastors is something that is happening all too often these days. Churches today ought to take more responsibility and make sure their pastor is taking time for his/herself and their families. Many churches expect their pastors to keep trucking along, no matter what may be happening in their lives. But I digress.
One of my great loves in life is writing. I was writing a weekly faith column in our local newspaper, the Dunnville Chronicle, but it ceased publication about two years ago. I am now writing for “The Sachem” a weekly newspaper that is distributed throughout all of Haldimand County. My column can be found at www.sachem.ca. Just click under opinion, click on columns, and you will find it there. This something that I have been doing for the twelve years.
I hope that you are challenged and encouraged by what you read in this blog and I look forward to hearing from my readers so that together we may grow in faith and love for our Lord.