Posts by Brian Smith

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And we met in Sunday School

by Brian Smith

We stood in the gravel driveway by the ranch gate and cried. My wife and I embraced our best friends and wept because we knew that this moment was the last one we would share in this sweet season of life. We had laughed together, cried together and cared for one another. We had shared […]

Perspectives

by Brian Smith

I heard a radio interview recently while sitting in traffic.  The interview was with a young mother of six children.  Having caught the interview midstream, I soon discovered that the conversation revolved around how she balanced such a full and busy life of being a wife and mother, filling a role of ministry leadership in […]

My New Little Friend

by Brian Smith

I was sitting at my office annex (commonly referred to as Starbucks), diligently working on my schedule and planning.  With iPad glowing and ear-buds proclaiming that I was fully engrained in “do not disturb” mode, I hardly noticed that they were there.  I hardly noticed until their presence was unavoidable. They were two young ladies, […]

A Love for Obedience

by Brian Smith

Yesterday was one of those days as a parent. Things didn’t go as they say they should in all the parenting books. Actually they were very much the opposite. I gave instruction of a couple age appropriate chores for the kids to do. I insured that clear and God-honoring communication had taken place and that […]