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THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I LEARNED IN 2018

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Rest, Stress, Success, Uncategorized, Work | No Comments

Wow—another year is in the books. I know it’s cliché-ish, but every year seems to go faster than its predecessor. I blinked, and 2018 was over. 2018 was an amazing year in so many ways: I have an incredible wife…

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3 SUBTLE DANGERS OF WORKAHOLISM

By | Anxiety, Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | No Comments

I enjoy watching the ABC show, Shark Tank. It’s entertaining, funny, informative, and at times—touching. The show reminds me about the importance of focus, passion, hard work, and commitment to one’s calling. It’s a weekly testament to the power of…

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8 OFTEN OVERLOOKED SIGNS OF DEPRESSION

By | Anger, Burnout, Depression, discouragement, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Pastor's Spouse, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized, Workaholism | No Comments

“John I’m feeling depressed.” In my line of work, I often hear those words. Having experienced major depression two decades ago, when someone tells me they’re feeling depressed, I wonder: are they having a couple of bad days in a…

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HOW TO KNOW YOU’RE RUNNING ON EMOTIONAL FUMES—AND 4 SHORTCUTS YOU CAN TAKE TO REFUEL

By | Burnout, Calling, Depression, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Loneliness, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | No Comments

Emotions can be funny things. Some people let their emotions control them. Others refuse to acknowledge they even possess emotions. Some leaders, to their own peril, ignore the important role a full emotional tank plays in longevity. According to a…

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5 PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO 5 COMMON STRESSORS PASTORS FACE

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Emotional Health, Fatigue, friendship, Leadership, Loneliness, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Pastor's Spouse, People Leaving, People-pleasing, Relationships, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized | No Comments

In last week’s blog we looked at 5 Common Stressors Pastors Face: Difficulty separating from work Wear and tear of spiritual warfare Societal dysfunction Raising/maintaining church budget Sensitivity Today I’d like to offer some practical ways pastors can address these…

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4 SIGNS YOU MAY BE TOO BUSY

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Emotional Health, Family, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | No Comments

If you ask twenty people how many hours per week is reasonable for a leader to work, you’d probably get twenty different answers. Researchers from the business world have proven time and again that once you hit forty-five hours in a…

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