If we are creative, we can do authentic ministry from a distance, practicing spiritual connecting even while social distancing.
We can let our pain fool us into believing we are the only ones who have suffered. We can refuse to deal with it, covering it over with smiles or things that make us feel good or lies we tell ourselves. Or we can let it soften us and make us more open to others. We can let it make us more aware of what others need from us–and decide to respond in offering what we can.
This hurting part of you does not have to remain barren and bleak. God specializes in bringing life to dried-up places and hope to defeated people.
Laughter can help in healing. God knew this long before the medical world discovered the incredible benefits to our physical and mental health.
When you need to confront, especially as one Christian to another, or as a leader to someone you supervise, here are tips I’ve learned from 40-plus years in vocational ministry. 1. Know the conditions for giving criticism. When is it necessary?...