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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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Fear came roaring in. I could have let the fear overwhelm me, control me, inhabit me, become my constant companion. Full Story »

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I remember as a little girl when my father was contemplating assuming the role of music leader in a neighboring community church. I was too young to know all of the discussions that took place, but one I do remember was when my parents talked to me about this possibility which would mean we had to attend another church. I probably didn’t respond the way they had hoped.  I remember having a pouty expression and saying “No, I don’t want to go.  All my friends are here.”  Full Story »