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How does a pastor deal with losing his daughter to a drug addiction?

My friend, Jon Cyrus, Pastor of First Baptist Prospect, experienced great tragedy a few weeks ago with the news that his daughter, 27, had lost her battle with drug addiction.  Jon has graciously allowed us in to see how he is

Posted in Funerals, Home and Family, The Pastor's Soul

How does a pastor fight through the “Preaching Hangover.”

You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it.  It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s word to God’s

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul, Uncategorized

5 years later…remembering my late pastoral mentor.

Five years ago today, my dear friend and pastoral mentor, Jackson Boyett and his wife, Barbara were hit by a drunk driver and killed just outside Austin, TX where they had lived and ministered at Dayspring Fellowship for almost 30 years.  Jackson was

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

What are some books a pastor can read to care for his own soul?

Here are some books I have found helpful to address the soul work every pastor needs to do if we are to last in the ministry for a long period of time.  In no particular order… The Pastor’s Soul Humility

Posted in Book Recommendation, The Pastor's Soul
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