About Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church USA, married to his best friend, and has five amazing children. He shares his thoughts on everything from being a parent to stuff that gets thrown our way in life, but mostly it’s about hope for this life in and through Jesus at https://sentoutone.com. You can follow in on Twitter

Foregiveness

Why is it so hard to forgive? First of all we have to be wronged in order to forgive. We don’t go around pre-forgiving someone for something that has not yet happened to us. Secondly, forgiving involves our emotions. When we have been wronged there are a whole mess of emotions that flood into our lives. […]

Father: A Faithful Steward

Being someone who grew up in a Christian Church setting I heard the word “Stewardship” with a fair amount of regularity. Typically that word was connected with money, which is understandable because everyone needs it to accomplish their goals even congregations.

It wasn’t until I became a father that the word “stewardship” became more than money. Having children […]