Pastor Rob Morgan leads a busy life as a pastor and is also a multitasking caregiver to his disabled wife.
Most Days he feels exhausted, yet over time God has shown him how to build himself up when he’s worn himself out. He has learned to fully embrace Psalm 84, as he moves from strength to strength. The valleys and the weaknesses are inevtiable. Our task is to embrace these as we wait for God to take us to our next time of strength.
Do you feel like our world is becoming overrun with pollutants? There are local and federal agencies that watch out for pollutants affecting our environment, but we should also be concerned about our spiritual environment. We need to watch for toxins in three areas of life—people, places, and practices.
It begins with the people we’re with. When baseball great Lou Gehrig was starting his career, the Yankees sent him to Hartford to get some practice in the minor leagues. Until then, Lou had lived at home. Now for the first time in his life, he was living with a rough crowd of minor league ballplayers who cursed, drank heavily, and spent their time in bars and speakeasies. Gehrig began experimenting with alcohol and consorting with the wilder men on the team. Consequently his game went into a slump.