Archives for March 2010

Mad Church Disease – Chapter 7 – Spiritual Health

Welcome back to our weekly discussion of Anne Jackson’s Mad Church Disease! Can you believe we’ve been at this for almost two months?! I know that I have gotten a lot out of the discussion. Hearing your thoughts and experiences has taught me an awful lot and I hope it has done the same for […]

Repost: Beauty from Pain

I had intended to write a fresh post for Holy Week this year, but when I read last year’s and saw how appropriate it was with what’s going on in my life recently, I decided to repost it. In case you and I haven’t talked over the weekend, I had to have a tiny biopsy […]

For Girls Only: Empty

It’s Friday and I’m thrilled that my sweet friend, Helen, has written a guest post for the ladies. Gentlemen, same old rules apply. If you are easily embarrassed or flustered by girl-talk, you’d better get while the getting is good! You may stay—at your own risk. And if you choose to stay, you may comment, […]

Mad Church Disease – Chapter 6 – Recovery

Welcome one and welcome all to the sixth installment of our discussion of Anne Jackson’s fabulous book, Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic. We (my partner-in-discussion, Jason, and I) are happy to have you here whether you’ve read the book or not. We sincerely believe that each and every one who has ever experienced […]

Being Wise With What’s Given To You

I just don’t know how to tell you this… But my hard drive is fried. *sigh* And so I believe it’s just an answer to prayer that when I got to the office this morning and got online to check my email, there was a guest post in my inbox from my sweet friend, Ginny. […]

For Girls Only: Control

It’s Friday again and we have another installment of For Girls Only!   I’ve gotten many complaints from the guys about this series…   Guys, if you want to stay and read, it’s okay. I just want you to know that these posts are being written for the target audience of women. I’m not writing […]

Mad Church Disease – Chapter 5

It’s Wednesday again! It’s the day we discuss Mad Church Disease. And in case you’ve lost count, we’re discussing Chapter 5. And since I jabbered on about it last week, today it’s Jason’s turn. So, even if you haven’t read the book, follow me over to Connecting to Impact to discuss the symptoms of burnout. […]

Farcical Worship – A Guest Post By Dacia Bryan

Like most bloggers, although I’ve “met” some of my blog readers via Facebook, email, or Twitter, I know very few of them in person. But Dacia is different. I met Dacia and her husband, David, while he was pastoring one of the churches in the Conference that I work for. A couple of summers ago, […]

Girls Behaving Badly!

It’s Friday. And I was totally planning to continue the For Girls Only series. Then, something happened… I ended up working until after midnight on Thursday night to prepare for a conference at work this weekend. So, instead of writing something fresh for you, I pulled out and dusted off a post from last summer. […]

Mad Church Disease – Chapter 4 Discussion

Happy Wednesday, Folks! If this is the first Wednesday you’ve dropped by here in a while, let me fill you in on what you’ve missed! A little over a month ago, my pastor/blogger/musician friend, Jason S and I started a series on overcoming burnout in ministry. We gave away a handful of copies of Anne […]