All posts tagged: rest

Five Ways to Care for Your Pastor During Holy Week

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'Tis the Season / Ministerial Madness

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week for those of us in the (non-Orthodox) Christian world. Today we remember Jesus’ pageantry as he rode into Jerusalem, and from here we re-tell the stories of a last meal and new commandment, betrayal, denial, and commitment, as we journey to the cross, the tomb, and Easter. It is a holy week indeed. It is also a generally extremely busy and often stressful week for pastors, […]

Self-Care is Not Selfish

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General Musings

Confession: I’m generally terrible about self-care. I push myself too far, don’t take breaks, over-commit, and get incredibly stressed out. I become unable to enjoy quiet, simple, moments of relaxation. Today was one of those days, at least partly. We woke up at 5:10 am to a phone call from the school district that there was a two-hour delay due to icy road conditions. I couldn’t fall back to sleep, and around 6:45 was apologizing […]