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This is a very good reminder of all that our ministers do each and every day. Thank you so much for sharing!
I love this. I can feel your passion for the pastor, expressed beautifully in this piece. The last stanza is perfect. Wonderful.
I hope that you share this with your pastor. It would be such an encouragement. You have done an excellent job of detailing the daily struggles and strains many pastors face.
Beautiful tribute to the hard-working, loving pastor. I've known a few of these shepherds, too! Every good pastor needs to read these words.
This one should make the rounds every October (Pastor Appreciation Month). Excellent!
Beautifully written. Your rhyme and meter are very good. What a tribute!!
I sincerely enjoyed this, Verna. An outstanding tribute. I love your heart when you write; extremely honest, bashful, but courageous to speak for the Lord. God bless.
A pastor's job is definitely much more than people see. My father was a pastor, and I saw behind the scenes. We need to pray for them.
Beautiful craftmanship, and as a PK, I greatly appreciated the beautiful verses.
I like the third and fourth verses the best. It makes our pastors seem real and more than just 'other people'. Good job!
I know you wrote this from a special place in your heart. It's really lovely, and conveys your compassion for the pastor well. I love the ending. Well done.
Well done.
I love your poem and how well it describes the heart of our ministers. This was just wonderful.
I like how you addressed so many different emotions - joy, fear, love. Pastors have such responsibility.
I love the emotion you wrote with. Truly made me examine how I think and speak about my pastor (and other leaders in the church). Incredible.
Oh, if I could put this in the hands of every congregation so they would know the heart of the man they've chosen to lead them. The pastor carries a heavy burden and because of the confidentiality involved,in many cases he's called on to carry it alone. This is a lovely piece, Verna, and I pray many pastors find comfort in it.