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Archive for the ‘Struggles of life and ministry’ Category


The ranks of ex-pastors grow as some join ‘nones’ and ‘dones’-JEFF BRUMLEY 10-18-16

The ranks of ex-pastors grow as some join ‘nones’ and ‘dones’.  JEFF BRUMLEY   10-18-16 link to original article Between the notoriously long hours, the unrealistic expectations and the severe stress on health and family, church ministry often becomes too much for many — in fact most — ministers to handle. For some it results […]

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7-27-15. Deuteronomy 6:12. Guard Your Hearts-Daily devotional

Guard Your Hearts Deuteronomy 6:1-25                                                          Kevin E. Jesmer Key verse: Deuteronomy 6:12                               […]

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4-3-15. Exodus 1:1-14. Who could even image how God will work?-my devotional

4-3-15. Exodus 1:1-14. Who could even image how God will work?-my devotional Kevin E. Jesmer How do we interpret hardship and even persecution? Do we have eyes to see what God is doing in our lives? History has shown how that God will multiply his people in the world despite the intrigues of people. God […]

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1-26-15. Exodus 14: 15-18. It Is Time To Get Out Of Our Ruts And Make A Move-my devotional

1-26-15. Exodus 14: 15-18. It Is Time To Get Out Of Our Ruts And Make A Move-my devotional  Exodus 14:15-18                                                               Kevin E. Jesmer Key verse 14:15                                                                1-26-15 “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.”   In this passage we learn how a person, […]

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12-5-14. Job 39:1-30. Look Beyond Suffering To Find Answers and Strength In God –my devotional

12-5-14. Job 39:1-30.  Look Beyond Suffering To Find Answers and Strength In God –my devotional Job 39:1-30                                                                                                      Kevin e. Jesmer Key verse 39:1                                                                                                 12-5-14 “Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?” (NIV)     Lord, thank you for providing our daily bread. Thank you for […]

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1 Samuel 27:1-28:2; 29:1-11. DAVID AMONG THE PHILISTINES-lesson 16

 DAVID AMONG THE PHILISTINES     1 Samuel 27:1-28:2; 29:1-11          Lesson 16 Key Verse: 29:7      Kevin E. Jesmer 8-30-09 “Turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers.” (NIV) David decided that he was safer with his Philistine enemies than in his own country. So […]

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6-29-14. Job 7:1-21. Bring Your Bitterness To God–my devotional

6-29-14. Job 7:1-21. Bring Your Bitterness To God–my devotional Job 7:1-21                                                                                                     Kevin E. Jesmer Key verse  7:11                                                                                             6-29-14 “Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.” Part 1:  Never Loose Hope In The Lord (1-10) Those who suffer […]

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10 THINGS PASTORS HATE TO ADMIT PUBLICLY 4-9-2014 Pastor Matt

10 THINGS PASTORS HATE TO ADMIT PUBLICLY 4-9-2014   Pastor Matt Link to original article When Ellen and I were first married ministry was not our 20-year plan, the Navy was. We had it all planned out; we were to spend the next 20 years with me being gone for 15. The Navy explained to […]

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