Wednesday, April 2, 2014

online meanderings

7 ways God uses depression in the life of the pastor - Helpful for the rest of us too.

8 causes of spiritual dryness and discouragement 

Praise God for older women in the church

Is the age of the pastoral visit over? - Food for thought for those of us in pastoral leadership.

For dads
How pastors can care for their own children and 7 things a good dad says

For mums
The lie of a productive day

How to get good at something:
Don’t aim at success — the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Viktor Frankl

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,” Chuck Close scoffed. “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,” Tchaikovsky admonished. “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,” Isabel Allende urged. “You have to finish things,” Neil Gaiman advised aspiring writers. Grit and the secret of success

Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. Joshua Foer

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