The Answer for Isolation & Loneliness in Ministry Life

Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” (ESV)                                “Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.” MSG 1 Timothy 4:16 - “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will … Continue reading The Answer for Isolation & Loneliness in Ministry Life

I Can Manage on My Own… Part 2 of “5 Reasons Pastors Don’t Ask for Help – and what can happen if you do!”

In my last blog, I began to explore what I think are the top five reasons pastors (and probably quite a few of the rest of us) don’t ask for help. I know that in my own life, I am constantly amazed at how often these tendencies crop up. The daily challenge is to lean … Continue reading I Can Manage on My Own… Part 2 of “5 Reasons Pastors Don’t Ask for Help – and what can happen if you do!”

A Loose Grip

"Today, I can write about helping pastors, or I can actually help them." This was the statement I made to my wife sitting out on our patio the other morning. As we talked over coffee, I was facing choices about my agenda for the day. There were a couple of situations that had come up … Continue reading A Loose Grip

What does God require?

This is a re-post from "The Brook Network". I am very interested in the work Mel Lawrenz is doing on spiritual influence. Mel is the Minister-at-Large from Elmbrook Church. http://www.thebrooknetwork.org/about/ What Does God Require?    by Mel Lawrenz All of us wrestle with the expectations that other people have of us. The only expectations that matter, ultimately, are God's … Continue reading What does God require?