Mike Turner

Faith and family meet where people are trying to live for God and find his grace in their homes. I pray that the content I write on this site will encourage you in your own life journey.

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Pastors on Edge: The Challenge of Church Leadership During COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted America at every level, with no institution, organization or business safe from its impact. But the virus is hitting the nation’s religious landscape especially hard—and some pastors are starting to wonder if they’re up to the challenge. It’s not that pastors have it worse than other leaders right now. I can’t imagine the stresses faced by, say, the Superintendent of a local School Board, the CEO of a hospital, a small business owner, the governor of a state, or young parents dealing all at once with job, finances and educating their kids at home because school is closed. The difference is that pastors and other church leaders […]

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The Small Things in Life Bring Peace in a Time of Chaos

The world feels out of control right now—but finding peace may be as simple as focusing on the smaller things of life.   That’s why I built the raised garden bed in the picture at top.   The bed is eight feet long, four feet wide, three feet deep and filled with garden soil from […]

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What We Should Expect When America’s Churches Reopen

America’s churches are starting to reopen. As the spread of COVID-19 shows signs of slowing and government begins to loosen restrictions for public gatherings, we’re slowly coming out of isolation and resuming normal routines. We can once again eat at our favorite restaurant. Walk in the park. Work out in the gym. Get a haircut. […]

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