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From overburdened schedules to political chaos, most of us walk around our city streets as zombies controlled by the devices in our hands. During the remaining weeks of summer, we need to recapture and embrace Sabbath. […] Read More

We had to say goodbye to our family dog, Shadow, a part of our family for 11 years. Our best little buddy taught me some “doggone theology” during his life. Here are 6 lessons. […] Read More

The American lifestyle’s frantic pace leads inevitably to exhaustion. Healthy clergy will recognize that the church is often one of the culprits in the overfilled schedules of its people. Here’s what you can do about it. […] Read More

In 24/7-always-on work culture, it’s hard to find time to break away from work and rest. How do we make time for a true break from our labor? The Puritans put it in perspective. […] Read More

When you’re connected to social media throughout your day, the constant overexposure of information takes a toll on your emotional and spiritual health. Is it time for a sabbath? […] Read More

Many pastors work as if they are indispensable, and their families and their health suffer. If they burn out, they will be of no value to their ministries or the Lord. […] Read More

Labor Day, first nationally celebrated in 1894, was established to celebrate not just work, but the accomplishments of trade unions and labor movements. Here’s why Christians should remember it. […] Read More

Waiting for New Year’s Day can be an exercise in passive patience or an episode of agitated impatience or even a process of slow release anticipation. Alternatively, waiting can be a time of fallow resting, allowing new ideas to seed and propagate in the fertile mulch of memory, previous hopes and newborn choices. It’s strange […] Read More

Once upon a time, there were laws in place to prohibit the following things from occurring in the state of Missouri, the state where I live. For example, it was unlawful for a milkman to run while delivering milk, or for clothes to be hung outdoors on clotheslines in order for them to dry, or […] Read More

You’ve probably heard the saying that doctors make the worst patients. As a chaplain, I can testify that caregivers are the very worst at taking care of ourselves. Prioritizing self-care is hard for a lot of us. We live in a society that encourages and praises workaholism, so when we speak up for our need […] Read More