I am a pastor in Creston, a southwest Iowa city, with a population of 7,800. Having moved here in 1994 from a Southern, metropolitan city, we have grown to love the people, places and perks of Iowa (including the opportunity to meet all the presidential candidates every four years in the local coffee shop).
Iowa is a great place to raise a family and a great place to pastor a church family. My desire is that this blog helps prompt our church family to do some additional follow-up of our Sunday teaching time.
By the way, I love that word, ponder. It was used of Mary after the birth of Christ, stating that she “treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19, NASB). It’s my hope to use this space to encourage/challenge my church family as we “ponder” what God is trying to teach us.
FYI: The above photo was taken on Redwood Avenue just north of US 34 about a mile east of Afton, Iowa. As the seasons change, so does the header to reflect the current season…another thing I like about Iowa – four distinctive seasons.
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