What do I mean by "Watch the Shepherd"? I am referring first to looking to our Good Shepherd, Jesus, as an example for how we should care for one another. Secondly, I want to encourage keeping a discerning eye on those who claim to be shepherds of God's people, to see if they are really doing what they are supposed to be doing or whether they are poor shepherds and false teachers. This blog is mainly about abuse (spiritual, physical, emotional, verbal, etc.) in churches, organizations, and families. To keep things on the positive side, I also have an extensive series on old hymns.
This blog was originally started using posts from my other blogs, and some of the links to my other articles go back to those blogs, even if the same article is here on Watch the Shepherd.
I am hoping to add more links about recognizing & overcoming spiritual abuse, as well as living by grace. If you have any, please send them to me at virginiaknowles @ gmail dot com or leave a comment at the bottom of my links page.
If you'd like to know a little more about me personally, here is my "About" page stuff from my other blogs.
Citizen of Heaven
Sojourner on Earth
Encourager & Friend
Author & Poet
Learner & Adventurer
Peace & Justice Activist
Lover of Creation & Beauty
Here is a directory of my blogs:
Virginia's Life, Such As It Is - my personal blog with what's going on in our family - lot's of pictures!
This Mom Grows Up - motherhood, personal growth homemaking, organization
Watch the Shepherd - vintage hymns, theology, and abuse of authority in churches and families, with an emphasis on domestic violence
Start Well - preschool and elementary education
Continue Well - middle school education with an emphasis on literature
Finish Well - high school and beyond