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7 Ways I Protect My Family Life in Ministry—Ron Edmondson
Important, practical wisdom from Ron to pastors everywhere.
If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of the pastor’s immediate family. I see it frequently among pastors I encounter.
How many pastors do we know who have adult children that don’t even attend church anymore? Lots. I’ve heard from many who resent the church which stole their family time.
There have been seasons of my ministry where this was the case, especially on abnormally stressful days. It should be the exception, however, not the rule.
America’s One Enduring Legacy in History—Jon Bloom
Jon Bloom is one of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever met. I was so blessed to get to know him some in my time at Desiring God. Great thoughts here.
Two millennia ago, “a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered” (Luke 2:1). The most apparently powerful earthly head-of-state ordered a census because the empire needed more tax revenue to fund its budget. At least in Judea, this required people to register in their ancestral tribal homes.
Unforeseen by everyone at the time, except a young Jewish couple and a few of their confidante relatives, the greatest outcome of this plan to stimulate the Roman economy was that it moved the fetal cosmic Head-of-State from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where according to prophecy he was to be born.
5 Things to Consider When Sending Your Student Off to College—Chad Kincer
Helpful post for parents sending kids to college.
Ya know… The Byrds had it right! No, No! It was Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3 that had it right, but The Byrds sure did put it to good music… didn’t they?
We all know this, and we all feel this. There are certain seasons of life that we are glad to see go. Times of pain, conflict, sickness and suffering are always gladly dismissed. And yet, there are other seasons of life that we wish could last a little longer. There are other stretches of time that make us wonder why… with all of our technological advancements… why haven’t we discovered how to roll back the time.
China, ya know?