A friend shared this image on Twitter, and said, “Anyone else need this great news today? Thanks for Four Gifts.”
For those who prefer audio, I’ve just learned how to embed the audio of my sermon from last Sunday so
In August 2016, I wrote this article: “Is Self-Care Part of Your Paid Employment, and Should It Be?” A few
I don’t think of myself as part of a clergy health crisis. Although my blood pressure usually tests high at
It’s been almost eight weeks since I shared my growing conviction to complete my pastoral ministry with my congregation this
I’m a long way from the streets of Calcutta where Mother Teresa focused her ministry, but as I reflect on her life, I’m struck by three key lessons for me and for anyone in Christian service:
Is self-care different from being selfish or self-indulgent? Is it the same as caring for your soul? And what does self-care look like in light of following Jesus, who called his followers to deny themselves?
A few years ago, I wrote “My 22 Best Practices in 22 Years of Pastoral Ministry,” and each year since then I’ve added another best practice. Now in honour of my 25 years of pastoral ministry, I add one more: Know when it’s time to say good-bye.