Shawn Smith

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 You can follow in on Twitter

Patience is a Lost Art

There are a great many things that we excel at today. One of them is developing technologies that allow for a higher level of convenience in our lives. The techno-dreamers have blown our minds with their creations. If you are like me and you remember having to use a pencil [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:03-05:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Patient|Tags: , , , , , |

Live to Inspire

I have always had people in my life that have cheered me on and encouraged me to never stop learning. Sure, I heard people say it in public speaking, or a professor will plea with their students to never stop learning, but nothing compares to the inspiration I find in [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:04-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Inspired|Tags: , , , , |


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 [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:04-05:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Forgiving|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

By |2016-09-29T16:34:58-05:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , , , |