How Many Birds are You Worth?

How many birds are you worth? Really. Have you ever thought about pricing a person in terms of birds?! Jesus has such a delightful and humorous way to get our attention! (In Divine Conspiracy Dallas Willard presents this line of understanding Jesus’ teaching on “Do not worry.”) Two of the Good News writers, Matthew and Luke, show…

Jesus Heals Anxious Hearts

Anxiety sucks the life out of you! We explore this “dis-ease” — it’s symptoms and causes (like hurrying, repression, trying to make things turn out like you want). We seek to understand how we can access his healing and share in a healing prayer experience with Mark 4:35-41, keying in on Jesus’ words to the storm: “Peace! Be still.”

Live from the Center: Old Wisdom from Thomas Kelly for Today

Our lives today are cluttered and crowded. The list of responsibilities that we feel we must accomplish grows overnight like Jack’s beanstalk! We keep taking on more and more until before we know it we are bowed down with burdens, panting through a never-ending program of projects to complete, people to meet, and places to…

Stress Overload Inventory

Pastors and other leaders are especially vulnerable to stress overload, as well as to burnout, because it’s difficult to set boundaries when leading a ministry or caring for people in need. Research on pastors and pastor’s wives have shown that they suffer from extreme stress, painful struggles, and often burnout. Stress Overload is from being chronically overstressed or going through…