Loosing Heart/Losing Heart

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs I ponder the final polishing of this week’s sermon, I reflect upon this same week some years ago. It seems I struggled with the text then, too!
Ironically, I misspelled the title: Loosing rather than Losing Heart. This is a typical misspelling for me and I left it that way on purpose. I am reminded that the Gospel does not cause us to lose heart but it may cause us to loosen our hearts.

Shepherdess Writes

Not posting a sermon this week because the one I’ve got is kinda blah. I’ve been working on it for a while and it’s just not what I want… but there you go. I’ll keep working a bit more, but I doubt it will be fabulous this week.

You know, that is one of the most disappointing things when you are a pastor: working hard on a sermon and it just been so-so. If it were a complete fail, we’ll that’s one thing. I could always say I didn’t work hard enough and use it as an impetus to put in more effort or time the next week. Or perhaps I might even be able to see it as a way to better figure out how to get out of the way of the Spirit preaching through me. But when it’s just a meh kinda sermon, that’s the most disappointing…

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