A New Direction

c283837So…here we are – 2016.  Where would you like to go?  Better yet – where would you like to go with God – this year?

Would you like to grow closer to your friends or your family?

How about taking a look at a new job, or career, or vocation?

How’s your health?  Are you doing all you can to care for your mind and body?  How about your spirit?  Are you caring for your spiritual life as much as, deep down, you know you should?

Whatever you are feeling, hearing in the form of that “still, small, voice” within you – whatever you are sensing you are being called to be or do in this new year – I hope I can help.

In fact, I know I can.

This year, my wife and I are going to take this blog, indeed our ministry, in a new and exciting direction.  We invite you to join us regularly as we post devotional thoughts, Biblical references, articles, book reviews, artwork, links to resources, and much more.  We will do it with one prime purpose in mind:

To help you grow and live in faith.

This is why you might notice we have changed the name of our blog from THE MUSTARD SEED DAILY DEVOTIONAL to THE MUSTARD SEED – GROWING AND LIVING IN FAITH.

As a pastor, pastoral counselor, and certified PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator (more about that later) I want to use some of the great faith-based resources I have found to help you and those close to you grow, mature, and celebrate your relationship with God and with each other.  My wife Elizabeth will continue to contribute to this blog as well.  We hope that you will find the time you spend here well worth it.

We live in a world – a culture – that can be challenging for a person of faith.  It’s tough to have a strong marriage; raise your kids well; care for others – and yourself – as God intends.

There is a lot of help out there though.  Some of it is ancient wisdom, found in the Bible.  Some of it, though much newer, still taps into or compliments that same wonderful source.

If you spend much time on the internet – you know it can be a very mixed blessing.  In fact, there is much you are better to avoid, but I hope the offerings you find here will be something you can value and feel free to share with others.

I look forward to what is ahead – and to your joining us along the way.

Thank you “faithful readers” for staying with us in this time of transition.

Welcome new readers.

We’re glad you’re here.

Paul and Elizabeth












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