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My favorite definition of savor is “to give oneself to the enjoyment of.” I love that. A lot.
But are we really supposed to do that? Give ourselves to the enjoyment of food? Well… I think yes, but before you get mad and label me a glutton or hedonist, let me explain. By no means am I suggesting that we are to worship the food itself, nor to over-indulge in food or obsess about it. The food itself deserves none of those forms or levels of attention.
Morgan Lee interviews Ron Luce on the shutdown of Teen Mania.
The unique, backwards part of my own path in ministry is that I never went to seminary. I joined a church network that didn’t require it. I got on-the-job training. And I had strong enough public gifts to gloss over my lack of training. But that lack catches up with you. You feel like you’re always scrambling to stay two steps ahead of those you’re teaching. Instead of drawing from a deep well, you’re cupping water from a puddle.
Like most spiritual disciplines, to be most effective sleep requires both a change in attitude and a change in habits. Here are a few things I learned and practical steps I’ve taken to better develop the spiritual activity of rest: Get enough sleep — There are a number of factors that affect the quality of your rest, the most important being how long you sleep each night.
Most young pastors fresh out of seminary usually don’t dream of going into this type of church. I have known young pastors who have served in these churches and within a year they have transitioned out to “move on” to bigger churches. Let me say, if God has called to you to “move on” then follow His leading. However, don’t miss the opportunity to serve in a small older church just because they don’t play the latest Chris Tomlin song.
Within my short time I’ve learned a few things along the way that has helped me minister in an older established traditional church.