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PIET’S PONDERINGS

2021-10-08

When I started the conversation with the team helping me establish and articulate my personal brand, they asked me to describe myself. I instinctively said, “Well, I am a pastor

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On Becoming an American

On October 1st, 2008, in Kansas City, MO., I was sworn in as naturalized citizen of the United States. I was born in the Netherlands.

Retirement-ish

January 14th was my last day.  I walked out of the church office for the final time.  The office was empty.  I had given away

Christmas Reflections 2021

I have gotten into the habit of listening to the Christmas Carole, Mary, Did You Know? at least half-a-dozen times during the Christmas season.  I

Gratitude 201

My family wasn’t always excited about it, but every Thanksgiving everyone who ate at our house had to write-up a gratitude list that they’d share

Welcome to the Struggle Bus

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth,

Pas·tor

…one who walks alongside in faith to provide spiritual perspective When I started the conversation with the team helping me establish and articulate my personal

Black·sheep

I have chosen a black sheep as my mascot.  Typically, when that term is used to describe a person, it suggests they are a problem

Relational Realities – Final Reflections

For everything there is a season,    a time for every activity under heaven.Ecclesiastes 3:1 One of the more helpful ways for me to think about life