Healthy Lifestyle in Ministry

September 9, 2020

In the past month I’ve received phone calls from 5 different church workers who are on the edge and wearing out. Some are dealing with church leadership conflicts while others are facing crises in their homes. All of these situations are exasperated by the coronavirus....

July 29, 2020

Comedians suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. The well-known cases of Robin Williams and John Belushi highlighted this growing issue among comedians. 

In his new book, comedian John Moe, writes about his own personal struggle with depressi...

April 1, 2020

 “Faith Over Fear” is the guiding principle we need to adopt as we encounter these uncertain times. As pastors, we need to focus on our own self-care so that we can be the best pastors we can be for the sake of ourselves, our families, our friends, our co-workers. our...

March 10, 2020

Do not be anxious about anything.

Saint Paul wrote the above words to the Philippians (4:6). These are important words for us in the face of growing anxiety, fear and panic as we learn more about the coronavirus spreading throughout the United States. This week (March 1...

February 18, 2020

We are being bombarded by news reports of the outbreak of coronavirus, now identified as COVID-19. What is the coronavirus, how is it spread, how serious is it, and how do we avoid it? The following information is condensed from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) we...

February 3, 2020

My parents met at March Airforce Base in Riverside County at a dance in 1946. My father had flown B-17 bombers during WWII and was stationed after the war at the March airbase. Later, March became a Strategic Air Command base with nuclear weapons. Now March A.B. is a R...

January 20, 2020

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve.  The symptoms can start so slowly that you may not notice them. The only way to find out if you have glauco...

January 7, 2020

9-8-8 will soon become the national Suicide Prevention Hotline for mental health emergencies. Just like 9-1-1 connects people in need of first-responders for other emergencies, U.S. residents will be able to call 9-8-8 for mental health emergencies.

Last month (Dec. 201...

December 10, 2019

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

Tips to prevent holiday stress a...

December 2, 2019

The “Messiah” and its “Hallelujah” chorus are forever linked to the Christmas season. Written by George Frideric Handel in 1741, and first performed in Dublin, Ireland in 1742, this oratorio in English became Handel’s masterpiece in choral music.

Handel, a Lutheran, was...

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