The holidays tend to be a time of excess, but how can clergy enjoy the socialization aspect without overindulging?
Long hours in the office planning for events or sermons, meetings with parishioners for coffee or meals, and balancing responsibilities at church, second jobs, or at home can be exhausting.
Metaphorically, the heart is considered the seat of emotions, desires, and character. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) states “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
We live in a world inundated with information and opinions. However, accessing information does not equate to understanding. This is especially true regarding health.
The demand on clergy is taxing. Ministry often demands more than pastors feel they can give. Add in bi-vocational, family needs, and a pandemic, it is easy to understand why a pastor’s personal health suffers.
A timely look at some of the latest facts related to the COVID-19 vaccines.