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- COVID 99.7% survivable but half the story
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- Do you trust your doctor? Your transplant center?
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Is it okay for a pastor to feel these feelings?
By Scott Linscott Life has thrown a number of curveballs of uncertainty at me of late. Added to that, internals and externals have overwhelmed my calendar with dates and deadlines and people needing something from me at every turn. Added … Continue reading
Posted in burnout, depression, discouragement, leadership, ministry, pastor, time management Tagged burnout, cancer, counseling, imposter syndrome, leadership, mental health, pastor, rest, self-care 5 Comments
How do you handle gut-wrenching, suffocating, consuming weight?
My transplant experience gave me a gift that, today, I would like to return. Usually, I’m thankful for it, but recently it has grown so heavy that I feel like it is breaking me. I’ve been watching My 600 Pound … Continue reading
I’ve got the green light … Now what?
A week ago Josh and I walked through the doors at Lahey Hospital and headed to the transplant wing. When we walk around Lahey we do it like we built the place. We know where everything is because we’ve spent … Continue reading
Posted in change, Christianity, hope, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, pastor, transplant, transplant recovery Tagged Christian, chronic illness, church planting, direction, faith, focus, healing, health, hope, Lahey Clinic, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, Maine, ministry, NASH, New England, organ donation, pastor, planter, vision 3 Comments
Hang in there…
http://www.crosswalkmail.com/cccjdqtljhjftmlnfgrzkfvktqfmprrmhctkddndtdqgccq_kdsrphpvfsvs.html By Max Lucado Fearless Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, chronic illness, facing death, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Find God, hope, Jesus, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, ministry, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, pastor, religion Tagged Chronic pain 2 Comments
What did you do with your summer vacation? (Hospital again)
I remember the annual essay that came each year in September. I remember stories of neighborhood baseball when we’d play until we lost the ball. I remember the time my dad surprised me with a box of brand new, bright … Continue reading
One doctor says I’m dying, another says I have time…
Do you know what can change your focus in just a few seconds? I do. This past week in Orlando, Florida, I had a doctor stand by my bedside and tell me that “apart from something major” my life would … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, direction, Fatty Liver Disease, Find God, Jesus, NASH, organ donation, pastor, simple Tagged cirrhosis, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation 27 Comments
Hey, Bob, those sure are some swell leaves …
Picture this. You pull up to an apple orchard, get out of your car and pull on a coat to block the crisp, fall air. Just up the hill you spot rows and rows of apple trees. Their thick green … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, church planting, gospel, Jesus, leadership, ministry, pastor, vision 1 Comment
Blinker pastors …
I met yet another pastor who proudly introduced himself as a “Blink Guy” this week. I think that makes four now. What’s a Blink guy? It’s a person who has read “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, church planting, direction, pastor, youth pastor 2 Comments
A bloodied pile of bodies in your wake?
Something doesn’t add up. Have you met the “pastor” who says he is all about spreading the gospel but treats people like crap? I have. Heck, I’ve even been guilty of doing the same thing. When we’re more about advancing … Continue reading
Posted in church planting, discipleship, gospel, leadership, ministry, pastor, youth pastor Tagged abusing people, humility, leading, ministry motivation, pride Leave a comment
This hit me. You?
Reposted from lazaroo blog “Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.” (2 Chronicles 2:1) That’s pretty much the way it goes, isn’t it, Jesus? Even while we’re building … Continue reading
Posted in change, Christianity, church planting, direction, gospel, Jesus, leadership, love, ministry, pastor, Poverty, religion, vision, youth pastor Leave a comment
I’m disturbed. I’m praying you are too
Wow … Prayed in 1577 and so true today. We Christians need a good shaking. Disturb us, Lord! Prayer of Francis Drake, 1577 Disturb us, Lord, when We are too pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because … Continue reading
Posted in change, Christianity, church planting, direction, Find God, gospel, Jesus, leadership, pastor, religion Tagged church planting, Great Commission, mission, purpose 1 Comment
Churches need to stop thinking with their “buts.”
The story goes like this. Moses sends a delegation of spies into the land that God promised. They go and spend 40 days scouting things out. They study the people. They take soil samples. They carry back some crops. Their … Continue reading
Posted in change, Christianity, church planting, direction, gospel, Jesus, leadership, ministry, pastor, vision 2 Comments
17,000 People read my blog? Um, so what?
In September about 17,000 people read my blog. Maybe there is something to this blogging thing after all? Mostly I just write it as a way to get stuff outta my mind or off my chest like a journal. It … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, church planting, critics, direction, Find God, gospel, Jesus, leadership, love, ministry, pastor 2 Comments
Burn the Quran! Burn the Bible!
Another whacky Christian has done exactly what he set put to do. The “pastor” of a little church in Florida has grabbed national and worldwide headlines by threatening to burn the Muslim holy book unless his demands are met. So … Continue reading
Cracker Jack Prizes are Lame
I just ate a box of Cracker Jack popcorn and peanuts. It tastes just like it tasted when I was a kid. Even the box looks the same with the little sailor guy and his happy dog. But something has … Continue reading
Posted in campus ministry, Christianity, church planting, direction, Find God, gospel, Jesus, leadership, ministry, pastor, religion Leave a comment