Adversity in Pastoral Leadership

Source: 26.pOriginal Research doi:http://www.ve.org.za 10.4102/ve.v34i1.821 Adversity in pastoral leadership: Are pastors leaving the ministry in record numbers, and if so, why? Author: Robert Elkington1 Affiliation: 1Practical Theology, North West University, South Africa Correspondence to: Robert Elkington Email: roberts1@icloud.com Postal address: 113 Lady May Drive, L1R3M5, Whitby, Ontario Dates: Received: 27 Dec. 2012 Accepted: 23 May … Continue reading Adversity in Pastoral Leadership

The Benefits of a DIY Writing Retreat

Often we need a break to break our thought patterns for an unbreakable literary challenge. To come up and out for new writing, novel poetry leads.

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My Submittable let me know that my friend C and I hadn’t been successful in our application to Barrelhouse Writer Camp. I spent my mandatory few minutes wallowing, and then called C to fill her in. Similarly resilient through the disappointments this writers’ life hurls our way, we were open to a new idea. A Do-It-Yourself writing retreat.

We had already secured our partners’ support in leaving them with the kids and pets for three nights, we had set aside the money to pay for the camp – we could do this.

We decided on anywhere near Madison, Connecticut for our retreat’s venue, being midway-ish between C’s Massachusetts home, and mine in New Jersey. I immediately jumped on Airbnb. After coming dangerously close to accidentally booking a bargain of a stately home in Madison, Georgia, I found the perfect cottage. It had two bedrooms and sat…

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Understanding Times; & Seasons (Welcome to Seniors contd)

Scriptures Of the children of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their heads were two hundred; and all their brothers were at their command. (1Ch 12:32 WEBA) Understanding Times & Seasons Of the children of Issachar, men who had an understanding of the times, to know … Continue reading Understanding Times; & Seasons (Welcome to Seniors contd)

SHARE THIS PRAYER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP (for JUNE 2, 2019)

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As many are joining in Franklin Graham’s call to intercede for the President this coming Sunday, June 2, 2019, I invite you to pray this prayer. Share this with your prayer group and consider using it in corporate prayer gatherings as a way to intercede for President Trump with one voice as the body of Christ:

Heavenly Father,

We come today as the body of Christ in this nation, to lift up our President, Donald J. Trump. As many voices rise up against this one You have set into office, we lift up our voices, with one heart and mind, to stand in agreement with heaven’s purposes concerning our nation. (1) We stand by this President who has declared this nation to be under God’s rule and authority and acknowledge righteousness and justice to be the foundations of Your throne. (2)

We welcome and embrace the fear of the Lord…

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The Book Of The Prophet Jonah Contains A Spiritual Secret That Could Radically Change Your Daily Walk With The Lord • Now The End Begins

Source: The Book Of The Prophet Jonah Contains A Spiritual Secret That Could Radically Change Your Daily Walk With The Lord • Now The End Begins