so God neither slumbers nor sleeps?

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THE TRINITY AT CHURCH (drawing by nakedpastor David Hayward)

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Some lighthearted humor this morning.

When I was pastoring a congregation I sometimes felt like it was an hour long attempt to keep people awake. But not only awake, but interested. But not only interested, but on fire!


I eventually learned it was just about being. Being real. Being honest. Being raw. Being authentic. Being… together.

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  • Cecilia Davidson

    It’s those blasted hymns and psalms! They put one to sleep.

  • Elizabeth Faith

    This made me laugh out loud.

  • Greg Flagg

    So funny…and sad. This is probably more true than most pastors would like to admit.

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  • Mark

    Nice! Sometimes maybe it is the perception of the pastor’s exhausting work that puts some of us to sleep.

  • Lothar Lorraine

    Thanks David for having shared the wisdom and insights you acquired.

    I’ve also realized that “interest” can only come about as a by-product of greater goals.

    If you desperately seek for it you’re going to miss it.

    Lovely greetings from continental Europe.

    Lothars Sohn – Lothar’s son

  • jesuswithoutbaggage

    Sometimes, sleeping during a sermon might be a compliment.
    After a hectic, fast-paced week we come into the quiet presence of God. His love and acceptance, along with the non-threatening gentleness of the service in a familiar, comfortable setting, provides a needed respite from the urgencies of life outside.
    Would that we could experience such peacefulness more often.