Welcome to Godsanthology.com!
No more Pastormac’s Ponderings. This is my new website.
I’m really hopeful this will become our website. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the last two and a half decades of pastoring is the importance of community, so it is truly my hope that this blog will be just that: a community.
What’s the point of this community?
Well, I think a brief tour of the website might help explain that best. So let me be your tour guide for a moment.
If you’ll look at the top of the page, you’ll see a menu bar just above the God’s Anthology logo (thanks Carol Hill for doing a fabulous job on that!) and you can tell by the highlight that you are currently on my Ponderings (blog) page. Certainly on this page I will regularly share my stories, both fictional and actual. (For example, tomorrow will be part five of The Stolen Man and Sunday will be another of my own reflections on my pilgrimage for “next.”)
But I want to hear your stories as well. As part of our culture, we’ve become used to isolation, and yet the desire for intimacy and connection hasn’t changed. Scripture tells us that the worst times to be alone are on when we are sad or happy. That pretty much covers it. Let this site be a place where we can rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.
I’ll invite you to comment regularly and even give you frequent opportunity to post your own blogs to help us understand our own stories and share in yours (more on this as we go). Perhaps along the way, you may even become a hero in someone else’s story.
After you read this sentence, click on the far left tab in the menu (the one which says Home) watch the slide show and the short video, read the welcome note if you want and then click on Ponderings (blog) again to come back here and continue our tour.
“David’s Story” will take you to a short bio of me.
“Speaker” has some videos you might enjoy and these will rotate on a regular basis. Newest videos added to my youtube channel will often show up here. You can also register for, or book, The Hidden Life Conference from here.
“Author” will have an up-to-date list of my newest books and promotions.
- A Hidden Life webinar – A condensed version of the Hidden LIfe. This will be the best way for you to discover what this is all about so that you can book one for your church or organization.
- Giveaways and Contests – I love to give stuff away. I also love to get people to interact in our community here, so rest assured we’ll be combining both very soon. Make sure to subscribe to my email list, blog, or facebook page (or all three) if you don’t want to miss anything.
- Pastormac’s Seven inescapable Themes : The search for the truest story – My new book will be coming out soon and it will be available first as an exclusive free offer for my email subscribers! So watch out for that as well.
Who is welcome in this community?
Anyone with a story to tell, and that means everyone. You don’t have to be a certain religion, political ideology, sexual orientation, race or culture to be part of this community. This is possibly the most inclusive website on the internet! At least I hope so. I make no secrets on this website about my own story and my own beliefs, but one of those beliefs is that all people are valued, born of an original glory in the image of a glorious God. Even if you don’t share that belief, you are welcome and valued here.
So, let’s expand this community as far as we can.
Share the Facebook page, the blog. Use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email – whatever is your favorite means of sharing. I’ve made it easy by including buttons for everything. Have a friend who doesn’t roam the internet? Feel free to print out anything you like and share it the old fashioned way. The more storytellers we have, the better this will be.
When my wife and I got married, Karen Carpenter was one of my favorite voices (still is), and I wanted one of her songs in my wedding, but they’re all so completly depressing! In fact, I had a dream the night before that she came and sang Goodbye to Love It was very moving. So moving in fact, that the pastor who was doing our wedding broke down and refused to perform the marriage saying, “She’s right! There’s no point.” Anyway, long story short (too late) is that we did actually find a song, a wedding song in fact, which was appropriate for our wedding (which did happen, as my real pastor proved of stronger stuff than my dream pastor). It’s appropriate also for us at this stage of our journey together in this new community. I anticipate learning so much from each other.
And so, I leave you with this:
Enjoy exploring the site, and do me a favor and join the discussion below.
Let me know in the comments, What would you like to see on this website? What do you think would build community? Or recognize a friend who does a good job of rejoicing and mourning with you appropriately.
Smiling at the future,
David (Pastormac) Megill
If you also like Karen Carpenter,you can purchase their music from Amazon. For your convenience, here’s a link.
(This is indeed a paid advertisement from amazon, so if you like this music, purchasing it through this link does support this website.)
How exciting to see this new website roll out! I recognize YOU as a friend who does a good job of rejoicing and mourning with me appropriately. Also as someone who understands how good Karen Carpenter’s voice is.
That’s all. Later maybe I’ll have something significant to say!
Well, I fail to see how recognizing me and Karen Carpenter could be seen as insignificant contributions! 🙂