Participating as a conference minister in the Journey Program (a leadership program for pastors and lay leaders) through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary has been a very rewarding experience for me, and I am always so appreciative of the bond between students and mentors.
From the beginning of a new school year to job transitions, from the changing of the seasons to the celebration of a life well-lived or a new birth, we live lives full of change.
“Seriously?” we often say in our family. Yes, we have many serious conversations these days. “Actually?” when it is beyond belief. “Really?” when truth is questioned.
As a congregation member of mine put it one time, “Everything’s just a little bit bad.” You know the feeling. It’s not as bad as it could be but things aren’t great and you need a boost. Here are five things that have helped me during a rough patch.
As a massive “heat dome” made a warm summer even hotter in parts of the U.S. and Europe, leaders are already sweating the coming winter.