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Rest Makes Less Stress

I decided to stir up a batch of cookies today. I used a recipe from our favorite gluten free cookbook, How Can it Be Gluten Free. I was reading over the instructions because it had been a while since I had made them when I came across this note:     RESTING TIME Resting the… Continue reading Rest Makes Less Stress

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN

It’s Friday. Time to Slow. Time for another Five Minute Friday with my friends. Today’s Prompt: SLOW Matthew 11:28-30 NLT Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at… Continue reading Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN

For Those in Ministry

Great Advice for Pastors and Their Families

­ The advice most given from pastors is “Be sure to select a day for your Sabbath and keep it.” I tend to agree that taking a day of rest is good for many reasons. Sure, to avoid burnout. But I think, too, that it is the best thing you can do for your wife… Continue reading Great Advice for Pastors and Their Families

A Word of Encouragement

5 Excellent Reasons to Attend Church

In our day, it seems Christians do not see the need to attend church. They feel they live a Christian life through their own personal relationship with themselves and God, no other authority is needed. A 1999  George Barna poll showed that 1 in 7 Christians changes their church affiliation every year and  1 in 6 float from… Continue reading 5 Excellent Reasons to Attend Church

For Those in Ministry

Sundays in the Park

Five Minute Friday, prompt … PARK. Every minister knows the frustration of keeping attendance up during the summer. Preparing and offering a full service in the summer is frustrating in the least, especially on those holiday weekends. Here’s an idea that was a big hit for us. Sundays in the Park When we served as pastor… Continue reading Sundays in the Park

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Self-Care ~ The First Step to Avoiding Burn-Out

Pastors tend to be workaholics. But this is the road to burn-out. Please set a day of the week that is your “day off”. Tell your board that it’s your day off and post this anywhere possible, such as in your bulletin. Take care of yourself first. This is the policy laid out in an emergency… Continue reading Self-Care ~ The First Step to Avoiding Burn-Out

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

Paperback: 223 pages Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 11, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0849918707 ISBN-13: 978-0849918704 A book everyone should read … probably more than once to be reminded of the importance of rest. Buchanan took a sabbatical to research the subject of the rest of God. And found so much that pricked his own heart… Continue reading The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

fmf · For Those in Ministry · Health · Random Thoughts

5 Directives for Rest

Rest is our greatest commodity, but we seldom take advantage of it. {Tweet} Rest is a time for reconditioning, a time to refuel, a time to release tensions. {Tweet} Remember when you were small and momma would make you take a nap? Or you would play so hard that when she put you in the high… Continue reading 5 Directives for Rest