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Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
in the midst of this pain can be the most challenging obstacle any of us can face, which is why Jesus tells us, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
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Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
in ministry. On program nights, oftentimes I would still be “going” at ten o'clock at night, so I had to learn how to rest at other times throughout the day. I
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
Congregants emailed, texted, and stopped me in the grocery store to tell me how our new value of rest impacted their lives. Let's be clear: rest is not death.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
for my own soul. I lift my heavy head, taking my eyes off myself and fixing them on Jesus who offers rest to the weary soul (Matthew 11:28–30). I know I
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
4. Subscription to an Audio Service. As a pastor, I don't have a lot of time. A subscription to Audible or music services like Apple Music or Spotify allows
Live Your Calling: A 40-Day Devotional for Women Leaders
A brand-new resource designed especially for you
In this devotional, you'll be encouraged to gain clarity on your calling, focus on your identity in Christ, get the rest and care you need to be a healthy leader, lead authentically and
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
Each time he got close to the top, the rock would slip out of his grasp and roll back down to the bottom. For the rest of eternity, he would be doomed to repeat this frustrating task.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
My body started ailing, but I kept working—I didn't want anything to interrupt my calling. It was my hope that I would be there for the rest of my life. But
Sabbath-Keeping for Pastors
Making rest an indispensable part of your routine.
Lead your congregation (and yourself) into Sabbath rest. He says: There's never enough time; there's never a moment's rest. … But how willing are we to practice Sabbath?
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
I laughed it off, but catfight? I reread the emails, but I was at a loss for what had made our interaction a catfight. That word stayed with me for the rest of the day.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands.
No one is singing your praises for leading yourself well, but I truly believe that if we can get this right, the rest of our leadership becomes an overflow.
Hillsong Church Doesn't Sing “Shout To The Lord” Anymore? Good For Them
Instead of hitting the replay button, Hillsong is staying true to their mandate and pressing forward. This is something we can all learn from.
At this time in their history, it would be easy for Hillsong to rest on their laurels and, like an aging pop band, trot out their greatest hits for nostalgic fans. Hillsong hasn't done that.
How Not to Lose Your Identity in Ministry
When I took a break from ministry, I realized I’d lost more than my job.
And to be honest, it wasn't all that enjoyable. It didn't help that I was tired, that I'd left no room in my schedule for margin and rest. For a while, I blamed it on the demands of ministry.
Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader
Serving God and others without going insane.
In Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, Wayne Muller writes about the experience of Charles, a gifted physician: “I discovered
Five Ways to Respond to Mansplaining
You’ve been invited to the table for a reason, and your team needs to hear what you have to say.
one fell swoop. I could feel the tension building in the room. Not only was I annoyed, but the rest of the team was frustrated, as well. Wrestling my inner
What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?
If you laugh at that question, you’re doing ministry wrong.
I didn't have room in my schedule to rest, let alone care for myself. “I have a required seminary class I have to take,” I angrily complained to my fellow interns.