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HOW TO BE PASSIONATE WITHOUT BEING RECKLESS

By | Burnout, Calling, Emotional Health, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Leadership, Longevity, Margin, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized, Workaholism | No Comments

What drives you? Passion? Or adrenaline? Also called epinephrine, adrenaline is a crucial part of the body’s fight-or-flight response. In the right dose, it is a useful hormone. But over-exposure can be damaging to our health. A 2004 article by the…

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FOCUSING ON WHAT’S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD—SO WE CAN FIND ENERGY TO FIX WHAT’S WRONG

By | Anxiety, Calling, Disappointment, discouragement, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Stress, Uncategorized | No Comments

Today, a brilliant and encouraging post from our teammate Jaime Hlavin, written to encourage pandemic-weary pastors and ministry leaders. Enjoy ~ John One beautiful sunny day in March, I received a text from a friend who hadn’t yet been back…

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HOLDING ON TO YOUR ASSIGNMENT

By | Alignment, Anxiety, Assignment, Burnout, Calling, Depression, discouragement, Emotional Health, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Finishing Well, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Quitting, Stress, Uncategorized | One Comment

In the book of Revelation, chapter 2, Jesus makes an impassioned plea to the church of Thyatira: “Hold on to what you have until I come.” “Hold on.” Jesus was speaking about finishing. As the stress and strain of COVID-19…

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HELP FOR TIRED LEADERS

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, discouragement, Emotional Health, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Leadership, Loneliness, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Quitting, Stress, Uncategorized | No Comments

After 3+ months of crisis after crisis, leaders feel frazzled and exhausted. Some leaders are so tired that they want to stop leading and start selling ice cream. More than a few strong leaders who lead thriving organizations are seriously…

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