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Across this state, ministers are smiling on the outside while withering inside. Many don’t know what to call what they’re experiencing. They struggle even to put it into words. Full Story »

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Wondering if your suffering from depression? If you’re feeling several of these symptoms, you may be fighting depression, according to the Mayo Clinic. Full Story »

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Burnout or depression can happen to any minister under certain circumstances. Katie Swafford, director of Texas Baptists Counseling Services, suggest ministers and churches look at the following proactive steps to ensure ministry – and ministers – remain strong. Full Story »

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Moore, Oklahoma is a town we will not soon forget. The nation looked on in stunned silence at the devastation from the violent tornadoes that visited this community. Too many realized too late that a truly safe place was all that stood between life and death. Full Story »

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Change, whether good or bad, is difficult. The Kennedy clan has just moved from the shores of Alabama to the mountains of Colorado. Are our new vistas awesome? Yes! Has the move been exciting? Yes! Am I grieving? You bet! Full Story »

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All of us in ministry know what it is like to live in a fish bowl. While it is hard on us, it is harder on our kids. Too many PK’s (preacher’s kids) grow up with a deep resentment toward the church, Christians, their parents and sometimes God because of all the expectations placed on them. We have raised four children in that fish bowl and I have spoken to hundreds of pastor’s wives, some of whom carry a broken heart over their kids. As I look back on those child-rearing years, there are a few thoughts I would like to share. Full Story »