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Why Ministry isn't a Marathon, and Sometimes the Most Spiritual Thing You Can Do is Take a Break

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Why Ministry isn't a Marathon, and Sometimes the Most Spiritual Thing You Can Do is Take a Break

I’ve heard it said throughout my life in ministry that, “Ministry is a marathon, not a sprint.” Early on this word picture was helpful for me, serving its intended purpose to build a long-view perspective of faithfulness in work that can often be slow to produce immediate and satisfying results. I’ve used this phrase countless times myself challenging ministry leaders…

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Finding Hope in the Tensions of Foster Care and Adoption

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Finding Hope in the Tensions of Foster Care and Adoption

The journey of foster care and adoption is an incubator of seemingly competing emotions, feelings and experiences - none of which are felt lightly or quickly. The tension of everything seeps that much deeper and lingers that much longer. The joy of loving and the heartache of letting go. The thrill of adopting and the grief of all that's been lost. The confusion in the wake of brokenness and the clarity in the face of redemption.

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