Pastor Appreciation Month

It’s great to serve on the pastoral staff at SAFMC. We’ve been blessed with many things from many people in our church — gift certificates, home-made cookies, water softener salt, and many notes of thanks. Just about every day we walk into our offices to find a note, a surprise, an encouragement. It is an honor to do the Lord’s work here with such wonderful people.

And creative people they are. After all, how practical is water softener salt? Answer: very. Someone had it delivered to our house. It’s the good stuff, too. Our water has never been softer. I didn’t realize how sharp it was. Growing up in the city, you don’t have an appreciation for this whole thing at first, but now — I am full of thanks. And soft water.

One that made me laugh, simply because it is what it is, was in today’s surprise bag. The theme for us this month was, I’m guessing “The Fruit of the Spirit”. We’ve recieved exhortations to love, joy, peace, etc… and today we hit “Self Control”. So we got a bag with things to remind us to have self control. One of my favorite is pictured below:

I love that picutre. Officer Chuck goes to our church. I will hang this from my rear view mirror and let it remind me to 1)Laugh and 2)Not speed.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on
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