If you think you’re caring for yourself when you’re really just comforting yourself, you may be creating more grief than gain. This episode is the audio version of an article I wrote with therapist Sarah Joy Covey for The Toronto Star.
Avoiding the post-pandemic crash [Sermon]
We have been living through a state of emergency perpetually. But we weren’t built for that. In this sermon on Psalm 116 I explore a faithful response to living in the wake of individual and collective trauma.
Your mental health—now more than ever
In the midst of COVID-19, I think many people are under significant strain. As a pastor, here’s what I think will help.
How to calm and relax your mind
A lot of people are stressed or anxious. Here are 20 quick & super-practical ways to help calm and relax your mind.
Greater Contentment: 4 Insights for Christians
Do you struggle with contentment? This post highlights 4 biblical insights and practical suggestions to put them into practice.
Why going to a worship service reduces your stress
Do you have stress in your life? Want less of it? If so, a new study has some advice. This short blog tells you what it is and the difference it makes.
Something Better Than “Giving Something Up” For Lent?
Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent — the 40-day period leading up to Easter (excluding Sundays). During that time, a lot of people “give something up.”
If You’re Married, Do This
Just because you both speak English doesn’t mean you speak the same language. Have you ever overhead a conversation where… Two people were simply on
Be Our Primary Disease (A Prayer For Us—with apologies to Walter Brueggemann)
Stuff gets into us. A germ here, a seed of spiritual sickness there. You think you’re opening the door for a special gift delivery and
Suffering From the January Blues? (You’re Not Alone)
Have you heard about Blue Monday? Someone told me it’s supposed to be the most depressing day of the year and falls on the Monday
The Health of the Minister (A follow up to my talk to the General Assembly)
The health and well-being of leaders is hugely important to the vitality of congregations but it is very rarely talked about. (Pause) A few months ago