Off-Balance, Searching for Sacred Rhythm

by Judith E. Smith
A number of years ago I found myself teetering precariously on the edge of burnout. I was working too many hours, paying too little attention to my family and my own health… read more

Lead an Interesting Private Life: (When Your Public Life Is Ministry)

by Mary Honstead
A wise psychologist once told me that, in her experience as chair of the ethics committee for the board of psychology, the best way to stay out of ethical trouble was to lead an… read more

Pastor and Parent: Bringing Back the Parsonage Family

by Sarah J. Rohret
For the past three decades, the United Methodist Church has primarily had clergy whose children are grown and gone from the home. These empty nesters have related well to… read more

Being Honest with Our Doubts

by Buzz Stevens
“There is no well-defined boundary between honesty and dishonesty. The frontiers of one blend with the outside limits of the other, and he who attempts to tread this… read more

Blogging for Pastors

by Katie Z. Dawson
Some UM pastors are serious bloggers, writing daily for thousands of readers. Some don’t even know what a blog is (it’s short for “web log,” like an online … read more

Coping with Anxiety

by Lawrence LaPierre
An Episcopal priest friend in California said one day in a sermon that Jesus had three commandments: “Love God, love your neighbor, and don't worry.” I was surprised… read more
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