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curtbradford
Charleston
I'm called a Kingdom Coach which means I'm retired and I try to help pastors or churches when they call.
Interests: Jesus, Joyce, Grandchildren, Pastors, Church revitalization, R&B from 60's.
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Psalm 71:17-18 (NASB) 17 O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds. 18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2022 at Just thinking about...
(Red): "Where is that document?" (Me): "I'll check those containers in the attic." (Me, after 5 minutes) "Which one is it? that one? no... that one?.... " (Me, after 15 minutes): "That looks like it over there but..." (Me: "Who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at Just thinking about...
“We must admit there will be music despite everything." I resonated this morning with that line from a poem by Jack Gilbert. In difficult times, it is a spiritual discipline for me to focus on His presence (His music), deep... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Just thinking about...
One of my responsibilities is to pray for pastors and churches on Saturdays. Today I'm thinking specifically of struggling churches and pastors. Read an encouraging and practical word from Mark Clifton from North American Mission Board (NAMB): "To Replant a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at Just thinking about...
It's been a whole since I blogged. Not really sure why that's true but it is. I plan to do better at blogging, but I'm unsure the value of a 71 year old retired pastor in the blogging world. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Just thinking about...
Since I'm still breathing and only a few people have actually said "bless his heart", I will continue to live as if I'm going to be here a while serving God by serving pastors and churches. That means reading and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Just thinking about...
The first two decades of my life were pretty much about me doing my thing my way. That didn't work well. After meeting and marrying Joyce, everything changed. I renewed my commitment to be a disciple of Jesus who was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Just thinking about...
Open my eyes, Lord, to see this day as a gift from You. Open my eyes to see the people in my life as blessings from You or people I can bless. Open my eyes to the beauty You have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Just thinking about...
Great word from the Lord this morning as I reflected on life at 70. "Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day,"(2 Cor. 4:16). I remembered a song from a few decades... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Just thinking about...
From Dallas Willard in Renovation of the Heart: “An apprentice (disciple, student) of Jesus...is one of those who have trusted Him with their whole life so far as they understand it. Because they have done so they want to learn... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Just thinking about...
Yesterday I celebrated my 69th birthday. Yep. 69 years. Several hundred friends sent me birthday greetings on Facebook and a bunch of folks texted or called. I enjoyed FaceTime connections with all but one of the grands and gifts from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Just thinking about...
I am convinced that we "seasoned" pastors have a wealth of experience from our successes and our failures, so we can be a resource to younger pastors. Likewise the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity of younger pastors can invigorate older pastors.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Just thinking about...
John PIper nailed it with this post. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Just thinking about...
After 26 years serving as Lead Pastor at Riverbluff Church in North Charleston, I retired in 2014. Well, not really. After 40+ years of discipleship to Jesus, I am more convinced than ever that Jesus is the way to change... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Just thinking about...
Now that I'm retired I seem to see better. That is, I'm noticing things around the house that need attention. There's a separation in the wall near the back porch. The garage doors are aging. The wall in the garage... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Just thinking about...
This morning I am reminded of the title of one of Sting's songs: "How Fragile We Are". I'm not suggesting anyone buy a copy, nor am I endorsing the lyrics or promoting Sting. It's just the thought that humanity is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Just thinking about...
Mickey Newbury wrote a song years ago entitled “How I Love Them Old Songs”. Mickey was quite the poet and certainly knew correct grammar, but he also knew that most of the people who bought his music would probably say... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Just thinking about...
While driving to the upstate Saturday, the old hymn "This Is My Father's World" came up on Spotify. I hummed the tune for a bit, but when the music came to the chorus, I loudly sang in my best quasi-operatic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Just thinking about...
From Joe Still: In light of the tragic shooting death of Walter Scott, I believe God is calling HIS people to pray. HE has chosen prayer as HIS channel of blessing and is waiting to answer us and supply our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Just thinking about...
After 26 wonderful years as Lead Pastor of Riverbluff Church in North Charleston, I retired. After three months of retirement, I’ve concluded I have not retired. I have "kinda-sorta-almost-retired" with a new Kingdom assignment. Part of the Riverbluff Church DNA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Just thinking about...
I just left my dermatologist’s office and he asked “How’s retirement?” I paused before answering, “I don’t know yet.” I don’t. It’s only been a month since I retired after 26 years of pastoring Riverbluff Church and almost 40 years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Just thinking about...
After 26 years, this Sunday will be my last official act as Lead Pastor at Riverbluff Church. It’s been a wonderful experience and blessing to me and I don’t think I will ever be able to say enough “Thank You’s”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Just thinking about...
“We’re putting the band back together!” In my younger days I played in a couple of bands doing R&B and Rock n Roll. From childhood,my parents instilled a love of music in me; so when I was invited at age... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Just thinking about...
At the end of June, I will retire from the lead Pastor role at Riverbluff Church. I was called in June of 1988 and now I am responding to His calling to help other churches…. if they want it, of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Just thinking about...
Easter Sunday 2014, I get to speak to the people called Riverbluff Church again, telling the Easter story for the 25th year. Usually Easter is our largest attendance so I have been praying more than usual for the people who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Just thinking about...