Christmas is the busiest time of year for many people - and double that for pastors and their families - with all the holiday parties, events, and church programs to attend. Not to mention the shopping and the pressure to buy the "perfect" gifts. All of this adds up to a lot of holiday stress which can rob you of the real joy of the Christmas season. But it doesn't have to … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Beating Holiday Stress & Busyness
News flash: Christmas 2012 is just days away. Are you ready? Or are you still looking for some last minute gifts? … [Read more...] about Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Tips
This is the third and final post in a series on how to beat holiday stress. My first tip is to plan ahead. The second tip is to set a reasonable budget. My third and final tip is: Manage expectations - and not just yours, but also the expectations of others. … [Read more...] about How to Beat Holiday Stress: Manage Expectations
One of the biggest causes of holiday stress is financial pressure - the feeling that you have to spend more than you can afford to provide Christmas gifts to family and friends. One way to beat it is to set a reasonable budget. And stick with it. … [Read more...] about How to Beat Holiday Stress: Set a Reasonable Budget
I was reminded of the poem "My Wage" by Jessie B. Rittenhouse this morning, during my weekly "Man to Man Time" with my three teenage boys, where we explore issues of life purpose and planning, work, goals, dreams, and faith. … [Read more...] about What Do You Want Out of Life?