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INTERRUPT THE PRESSURE Every pastor and pastor’s family understands the irony of the ministry. As we approach Christmas, in addition to all the rush and pressures that others experience, you are supposed to provide the┬áspiritual nurture that enables your members to appreciate the spiritual side of the season. That means hours of work that drains you and little opportunity to just pause and consider the “reason for the season.” The birth of Christ that we celebrate reminds us that God does get involved in our universe and gives birth to our deepest longings. It’s a celebration of God’s ability to surprise us by giving birth to good news that defies the ordinary wisdom of the world. It’s OK to take … Continue reading