• http://sixtyguilders.org Bernard

    God has given you this message David. I praise him for raising you up for this task. Just think of the harvest you will reap from serving the saints in this way: more harmonious marriages, prolonged ministries, renewed compassion, sustained pastoral energy, and ongoing gospel commitment. But it’s one thing to tell people, and another to persuade them. I pray for God to help you to persuade those who come to the May 10th conference. Psalm 127:2.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Thanks Bernard.

  • Joe Steenholdt

    Nice illustration that this car guy can really follow!

    I still remember a parable writing project from my 8th grade Bible class that I tried to use a junkyard in my illustration. I remember it mainly because I failed to do it well and recieved a poor grade on my effort. So, thanks for reworking that idea for me =)

    Amazing what truths God does sprinkle in daily life in the world around us, even in that local scrapyard.

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  • http://nwbingham.com Nathan W. Bingham

    You’re a very clear communicator David. This video powerfully drives the message home (pardon the pun). Praying for this conference and for this burden / message the Lord has placed upon your heart.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Thanks Nathan.

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  • http://www.counselingoneanother.com Paul Tautges

    Thank you, David, for your continued, timely, God-sent ministry in my life.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      It’s mutual, brother!

  • Flora Compton

    Where do the wives fit in, David? When my husband felt he had to retire at age 62 after illness, problems in the church and depression, my concern that he should have a ‘leave of absence’ rather than retire, was ignored. Wives know their husbands better than anyone and yet their input is often treated with contempt. In our case, we lost our home, income, church and friends because we were advised that it was best to “distance ourselves”. It was especially hard on our children. The Lord has been faithful. We have been upheld, the Lord has made provision and my husband is healthy and being used by the Lord twenty years later but it doesn’t excuse those ministers and elders who lack insight and compassion.

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Good question, Flora. Very sorry to read about David’s experience. I agree that the church is too quick to retire people, when extended leaves of absence would be a much more suitable and charitable response. As you say so beautifully, the Lord is faithful, but no it does not excuse bad decisions by His servants. Wives certainly end up in the “Wrecker’s Yard” too, sometimes before their husbands! You’re right about the need to address this from a wife’s perspective. I’ll definitely give that some thought.