If you are a pastor or are aspiring to be one, you should be reading Brian Croft's blog "Practical Shepherding". Brian is the pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church and the author of Visit the Sick and the soon-to-be-released Test, Train Affirm, & Send Into Ministry. From my observation, Brian is a wise, thoughtful, and gentle pastor. As an emotional cripple, I find Brian's counsel extremely helpful. Recent topics on the blog include:How do I approach visiting someone in the hospital who is sharing a room with another patient?How do you care for a wife hurt by her husband’s pornography struggle?How do I care for a widow on her anniversary?andWhat responsibilities does a young man aspiring to pastoral ministry have to his local church?