Posts by pastorjohnmerritt


PISMO BEACH

PISMO BEACH


Posted By on Jan 26, 2016 | 4 comments

Ever been to Pismo? Quirky little beach town with a fabulous beach lined with rocky cliffs to the North and sand dunes to the South. A perfect setting to unwind and feel the sand between your toes. Debbie and I did just that in between sessions I was leading for a group of pastors and their spouses addressing how to stay healthy physically, emotionally, spiritually and relationally.

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“Don’t Blink” – Surprising Feedback

“Don’t Blink” – Surprising Feedback


Posted By on Jan 15, 2016 | 0 comments

People have been asking me, “So how are book sales going?” And my response has been, “Very good, and the feedback has been encouraging.” But there has been one recurring comment that I did not see coming—though maybe I should have.

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Instead of Resolutions…Pray!

Instead of Resolutions…Pray!


Posted By on Dec 30, 2015 | 2 comments

I have found that there is little power behind the good intentions of New Year’s resolutions. But I know that there is power in prayer. I’ve often said that had it not been people praying for me, I wouldn’t have survived being a pastor for nearly 40 years. Prayer matters, even if we do not see the results. God honors the faith behind our prayers. I believe there is nothing more important in 2016 than to pray.

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From the Mouth of Babes

From the Mouth of Babes


Posted By on Dec 16, 2015 | 3 comments

We were returning from a church service near Dallas (Matt Chandler’s church called The Village Church) the Sunday after Thanksgiving when our 8-year-old granddaughter Abigail began reciting the Bible verse she had learned in Sunday School that morning. From memory she declared:

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