Guest Post: Trust me; I’m a doctor [sorta]

I am very happy to introduce you to our friend, PC. He is a Speaker, Writer, & Pastor. Although, I think the most notable titles he holds are Husband & Father.

Anthony and I have known of PC and his wife Tonya for nearly 7 years, having a handful of mutual friends and briefly meeting in the past. We have had the pleasure of actually getting to know them, and their girls, over the last year or so. We started seeing PC "check-in" at places we had just left or running into them at a Trader Joe's or nearby restaurants, which led to us to getting together (on purpose) and our friendship has grown from there. 

A few weeks ago, I shared PC's spoken word pieces. Today I'm excited for PC to introduce himself to you. Stop by his blog, you'll love his writing.

[Photo Credit: Anthony Price]


Trust me; I’m a doctor [sorta]

I am sort of a doctor, or I should say I am a doctor of sorts. I have no patients and I prescribe no drugs. I have not exhaustively studied human anatomy to know the inner workings of disease and healing. 

I am a pastor and I do have congregants. I prescribe books, music, films, and verses. I have spent years studying the anatomy of the heart, soul, and mind in order to recognize the inner workings of brokenness and the hope of restoration.

Doctors and I both want to see healing and restoration of broken places. Ergo, I am a doctor, right?

Here are a few of my most common prescriptions.

BOOKS

The Ragamuffin Gospel (and anything Brennan Manning)

The Return of the Prodigal (and anything Henri Nouwen)

The Next Christians

Where is God When It Hurts

Seizing Your Divine Moment/Chasing Daylight

Horton Hears a Who

The Giving Tree

MUSIC

Its Hard to Find a Friend (album) – Pedro the Lion

Take the World, But Give Me Jesus (album) – Ascend the Hill

Beautiful Things (album) – Gungor

Limbs & Branches (album) – Jon Foreman

Wooden Heart (spoken word album) – Listener

Better Days (album) – Robbie Seay Band

Playlist:

  • The Promise (MercyMe)
  • All Around (Glorious Unseen)
  • Close to Your Heart (Glorious Unseen)
  • With Everything (Hillsong)
  • Take Heart (Hillsong)
  • Ashes and Flames (John Mark McMillan)
  • Closer (John Mark McMillan)
  • Always (Kristian Stanfill)
  • Times (Tenth Avenue North)
  • One Thing Remains (Jesus Culture)

FILMS

Eliot Rausch films

Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind

Away We Go

VERSES

1 John 3:1

Acts 2:42-47

Psalm 139

Psalm 46:10

Isaiah 30:18-19

John 10:10

MISC.

Write a letter to God

Write a letter from God to you in response

The Jesus Prayer

*Take a few of these and call me in the morning*