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 https://sentoutone.com. 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: , , , , |

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 [...]

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: , , , , |