Heart of a Shepherd: Meditations for New Pastors

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This Challenging, practical, and Down-To-Earth Volume of devotions for men and women who are entering the pastorate will share the insights and humor gained from the author's experiences as a new pastor. Angie Best-Boss weaves her joys and challenges as a new pastor with those of others who have survived their initial years in the pastorate. In this candid, anecdotal look at ministry, she reflects upon the relevant principles that affect all new pastors.

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Overview

This Challenging, practical, and Down-To-Earth Volume of devotions for men and women who are entering the pastorate will share the insights and humor gained from the author's experiences as a new pastor. Angie Best-Boss weaves her joys and challenges as a new pastor with those of others who have survived their initial years in the pastorate. In this candid, anecdotal look at ministry, she reflects upon the relevant principles that affect all new pastors.

Each devotion begins with a brief Scripture text and concludes with a word of encouragement to seek God in the matter at hand. Written to bring comfort and reassurance to those new to the pastorate, these 100 devotions cover topics from family to faith and from money to meetings. Heart of a Shepherd also includes a Scripture index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817013448
  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction xiii
Devotions
1. Carrying the cross 1
2. Advice well taken 3
3. The day she threw out the pot roast 5
4. How many cats can you bury? 7
5. Biding one's time 9
6. I don't get paid enough 11
7. Who me? 13
8. Gather 'round 15
9. Do the right thing 17
10. Light in the darkness 19
11. Once upon a time 21
12. Learning to listen 23
13. Lifted up 25
14. Sunday's comin'! 27
15. God's day-planner 29
16. Snow, ice, and contentment 31
17. A child alone 33
18. Lessons to be learned 35
19. The big question 37
20. Close to home 39
21. Made by hand 41
22. Great expectations 43
23. Green-eyed monsters 45
24. The pressure's on 47
25. Failure 101 49
26. More than 9 to 5 51
27. A time to speak 53
28. Living-room fellowship 55
29. A sloth comes to call 57
30. Cloud nine 59
31. I told you so 61
32. Quenching your thirst 63
33. The best gift 65
34. Without need 67
35. Wise counsel 69
36. Heart on your sleeve 71
37. Jesus who? 73
38. Walking in the gray area 75
39. Hand-me-down love 77
40. Home away from home 79
41. A few weeds and a lot of patience 81
42. Family circus 83
43. Tag-along preachers 85
44. To the rescue 87
45. Staying the course 89
46. Diversionary tactics 91
47. Hasty decisions 93
48. Rest for the weary 95
49. Me, a servant? 97
50. Sacrificial lambs 99
51. Comfort zone 101
52. Nickels and noses 103
53. A job well done 105
54. Whoa, Nelly! 107
55. Thick-skinned 109
56. Blinded by the spotlight 111
57. Life in a fish bowl 113
58. Thy presence known 115
59. Grace and eviction notices 117
60. Don't worry--I'm a professional 119
61. Butterflies for breakfast 121
62. Sweat of my brow 123
63. A world of hurt 125
64. Life on the edge 127
65. Hebrew verbs and committee meetings 129
66. A round peg 131
67. Jack-of-few-trades 133
68. You like me, you really like me! 135
69. Backtracking 137
70. But she's so ... 139
71. Sowin' seeds 141
72. Take this thorn ... 143
73. Toughing it out 145
74. A new coat of paint 147
75. Only so much we can do 149
76. Stay out of the way 151
77. Falling away 153
78. Good-enough neighbor 155
79. Bandaged fingers, wounded pride 157
80. We need to talk 159
81. Hungry sheep 161
82. But I don't want to grow 163
83. Left-over time 165
84. Betrayed 167
85. Heart-talk 169
86. Losing a part 171
87. Oh, baby 173
88. But they started it! 175
89. Good behavior 177
90. Faithful words 179
91. Simple offerings 181
92. Always something 183
93. Hand in hand 185
94. Solid rock 187
95. Pray for whom? 189
96. Loose lips 191
97. Not in vain 193
98. Fellow servants 195
99. Growing pains 197
100. Coming home 199
Scripture Index 201
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