Enjoying the Journey

I Didn’t Expect This

By Scott Pauley | December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I first went into evangelism a dear friend serving in a “closed country” asked if I would ever consider having a podcast. I must confess that at the time I barely knew what a podcast was! She explained to me and my wife that most Christian programming and preaching is blocked in that part of the world, but podcasts were available. A few months later pastor who directs a local Christian radio station asked if I would be willing to take a ten minute daily radio slot. The Lord began to connect opportunities and people as only He can do. There is nothing quite like watching the providence of God at work! With the help of friends I began…

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A Helpful Article And A Truth We All Need

By Scott Pauley | December 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Occasionally I enjoy passing along a resource that has been a blessing to me. My friend Dan Cox from New Smyrna Beach, FL has written a thought-provoking article on the difference between seeking goodness from God and greatness in the eyes of men. Just this week I read in Charles Spurgeon’s The Soulwinner these words: “In our beginnings we are too fine to be fit, or too great to be good.” Too great to be good. It is a truth that every generation of God’s servants must learn. I hope you will be challenged by these thoughts shared by permission from Pastor Cox… If the Lord Jesus set before you today the option of being a great man with a great…

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Praying For Those Who Need To Come Home This Christmas!

By Scott Pauley | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In our last article I wrote about the geographical and circumstantial reasons that some loved ones cannot be home for Christmas. But there is another reason. Some people may even be around our tables and under our roof, but they are still away from home. Spiritually they are wandering from the Lord and His people. The greatest distance is the distance between a wayward soul and God. The greatest separation is the separation of sin. At this time of year we should all be praying that God will bring prodigals home to Himself. If you have a loved one that you are praying for we would love to help you pray. Over the next few weeks in our home we…

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“I’ll Be Home For Christmas…”

By Scott Pauley | December 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

“I’ll be home for Christmas…” Familiar words from one of the most beloved Christmas carols. There truly is something wonderful about being home at this time of year. And yet, they are not always reality. Some cannot be home for Christmas this year. As a frequent traveler I often think at this time of year about people who cannot be home with those they love. Some cannot be home because of security. Consider specifically men and women who have given themselves to protect and serve our nation. They are scattered around the globe defending liberty. Certainly they would love to be home but they are busy protecting our homeland, and for that we should all be grateful. Thank you for…

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GUEST POST: “The Pastor Is Not Supposed To Cry”

By Scott Pauley | December 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

Pastors have their own hurts as they seek to help hurting people. A minister who cannot grieve does not have the heart of the Chief Shepherd. I thank the Lord for faithful pastors and pray that God will continue to encourage and use them. Below is a very personal article written by my friend Pastor Mark Fowler during a recent period of ministry to a hurting family. I am passing it along, by permission, with the prayer that God will use it to help another pastor and perhaps another church member to encourage their own pastor… I kept saying this over and over to myself this week, “The pastor is not supposed to cry. I am supposed to be the…

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