The term “mental load” has become more and more common, especially among mothers. If you haven’t heard of this term before, “mental load” refers to all of the invisible tasks associated with the management of a household. It’s constant laundry, meal planning and prep, dishes, and baths. It’s keeping track of the family calendar, school permission slips and money, book fair volunteering, and the grocery list, as well as planning birthday parties, doctor appointments, and what will go in the kids’ Easter baskets.
Teaching kids hospitality
It seems in our post-Christian culture that the courage (or perhaps even willingness) to share our faith is becoming rare. Why is that? Why is sharing our faith so challenging for most people? I suspect the answer is “sharing your faith”or “evangelizing people” are such a nebulous phrases. What does it mean? When do you do it? What do you say? How do we teach people how to do it? How do we normalize it?
Whether you are a ministry volunteer or a pastor I bet you can relate to feeling: “not good enough” at times.
While many of us would agree that prayer is an essential part of the believer’s life sadly it’s usually not the first place we turn when we experience hardship. It’s our nature to turn to someone or something tangible I think when stuff hits the fan…we are more inclined to talk with a spouse, friend or mentor. Why?
If you have been in ministry longer than say a week than you have received some form of criticism.
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Awhile back I listened to a podcast which featured Andy Stanley discussing what he called: “Keystone Habits.” I felt it was a fresh take on reaching goals and staying committed to something when you feel like giving up.
Aside from a supportive spouse, there are few people who can support a pastor like an assistant.
Living in the Post-Modern era offers a lot of temptation specifically as it relates to the advancement of technology. It seems right away when kids are born they are handed a smartphone or tablet and begin interacting in the digital world.
As we continue to venture further into the year, whether you made resolutions or not, one thing that is always wise to renew your effort with is personal growth.