Category: Health

February 8, 2023
Endurance in Ministry Through Family Systems 

An honest but encouraging and helpful discussion about the challenges of ministry work and relationships with others... Image: Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

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February 6, 2023
Tim Keller on Spiritual Life After Terminal Diagnosis

Tim Keller encourages us towards regular prayer with our God, the Almighty One who holds all in his hands. "Keller, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in May 2020, said that despite the pain and fear associated with cancer, he and his wife, Kathy, “would never want to go back to the kind […]

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February 1, 2023
Rest Revisited: Parenting and Rest - Ep 5

How can a busy parent rest well? Carolyn offers some ideas hard-earned by experience on her journey of figuring out this age-old conundrum.

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January 16, 2023
Rest Revisited: Rest & Capacity - Ep 4

Reflecting on the personal health challenges she has faced, Merle makes the case that each one of use need to uniquely match our work capacity with our need for rest.

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August 4, 2022
Pandemic Fatigue

In this lively 30 minute podcast from the Centre for Public Christianity, the presenters discuss with psychologist Dr Valerie Ling ways in which we can look after ourselves and others, when feeling jaded and low in spirit. "Feeling a bit blah mid-way through 2022… still?  In 2021, organisational psychologist Adam Grant named that pandemic feeling. […]

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July 4, 2022
Women Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Time

In the last sixty years or so, the lives of women have embraced many changes. They have gained freedom to make decisions about relationships, family, careers. Considering possibilities and making choices can be overwhelming, particularly if considered in the frame of a current worldview. Kara Martin reminds us that God values all spheres of work, […]

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June 7, 2022
Resisting the Pressure to Overwork

A concise article that identifies the signs of overwork, which the Bible incidentally sees as a knee jerk response after the fall of the world in Genesis 3.  Just like underwork, they are extreme over corrections to the frustration of working in a world that doesn’t always work properly. Jesus concluded that the man who […]

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May 24, 2022
ReFrame: REST Videos

Talk 1: Foundations of Rest Talk 2: Jesus ReFrames Rest Talk 3: Future of Rest Workshop: Burnout Prevention Toolkit

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May 24, 2022
Burnout Prevention Toolkit

You really don't want to go into Burnout because the repercussions are too severe. So how do you recognise that you're on the slippery slope towards burnout? How do you bullet-proof yourself especially given we've had over two years of dramatic upheaval and change. What are the keys to prevention?

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February 9, 2022
Seven Ways to Rest

It can be difficult to know how to rest well in a world that is running at a massive pace. After burning out with life as a doctor, Dr Dlaton-Smith went to the Bible to see what it means to truly rest. Listen in to a conversation as she talks about what she found.

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June 8, 2021
Resilience in Tough Times

How Do We Manage Ourselves When Our World is Upside Down? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has predicated terms like “unprecedented”, “never before experienced”, extraordinary", "unimaginable", "unmatched" and “very challenging”, and there is certainly unanimous agreement that it is a changing landscape on a daily basis and it appears to be completely unpredictable with uncertainty about how […]

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May 10, 2021
Collective pessimism is bad for our health. But here's how you can temper it.

We can always be negative when looking at what is happening in the world. Pessimism can impact our health and even life expectancy. Natasha Moore with ABC News gives ideas to combat personal and cultural pessimism.

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