Addicted to Public Productivity (A Case For Sabbatical)

Last week on this blog I shared on “Megachurch Pastor Pete Wilson Burns Out.” What’s your response to this story? Sadly, some people are critical of Pete. The leader of one of America’s fastest growing churches admitted to the world he was “leading on empty.” The pastor who welcomed imperfect people to receive God’s grace…

How to Trust God When You Don’t Know What to Do

What do you do when you’re at a crossroads and don’t know which way to go? I find myself there. It’s been quite emotional. Excitement and fear mingle. Pressure mounts and tears flow. The ministry of Soul Shepherding continues to grow and Bill and I find that our plates are overflowing, even with more helpers.…

Bored, Busy, or Blessed?

Right now you’re probably either bored, busy, or blessed. We were created for intimacy and adventure with God and to share this life with other people. Yet often we forget this! We get caught up in our stress. We live by other priorities. We get disconnected from God and his purposes. That’s why we get…

The Soul of Sex

“Sex” and “soul” are both very popular in our world today. But we have no idea how to put them together. Sex is everywhere in our society. To be sexy is the way to attract attention. It’s how we feel good. It’s how we bond — even with strangers. It’s how we sell things. The…