"Find Lose" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Finding Yourself but Losing Your Friends

I was fortunate to find churches in which I felt I had room to change and grow. However, inevitably, I discovered that I would change and grow beyond the box of their comfort zone. When you change, so do your relationships. You may lose friends. You may even lose family.…

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"A Lot More Fun" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

A Lot More Fun!

OWN THIS PRINT When I left the ministry in 2010, as well as the church as a regular member (I visit churches now and then), I knew one of my biggest challenges was going to be learning how to have fun outside of church walls. My whole life had been…

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"Finding Friends" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Good Luck Finding Friends!

OWN THIS PRINT! The CruciFiction: When I left the ministry in 2010, I didn’t plan on leaving the church. The plan was that I would return after a sabbatical and support the work and community there. The plan was that I would maintain the many friendships that I had and…

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