Entries by Bruce Ballast

Follow Pathways to Spiritual Health

Follow Pathways to Spiritual Health In the last post I suggested some ways to encourage your own spiritual health.  This is a continuation of that subject.  One of the best means to spiritual growth is to follow  your individual pathways to spiritual health during times of crisis. What does that mean?  The idea of spiritual […]

Staying Healthy Spiritually Is Imperative

Staying Healthy Spiritually is Imperative Staying healthy spiritually is imperative for the preacher during times of crisis, like this pandemic we are going through.  We have been looking at the importance of taking care of yourself in this blog for many weeks.  Here’s the first in the series.  After looking at mental and emotional and […]

The People Around You Are Important To Your Health

The People Around You Are Important To Your Health We’ve been looking at various aspects of preaching during a world-wide pandemic in this blog.  Specifically, we’ve been exploring how to stay healthy as you face the stress of this time.  Today we are going to see that the people around you are important to your […]

Mental and Emotional Health for Preachers

Mental and Emotional Health for Preachers In the last post we began looking at the issue of self-care for preachers who work in a time as stressful as this pandemic.  Today we are going to look further at how to encourage mental and emotional health for preachers during a pandemic. Mental/Emotional Health Continued I used […]

How To Take Care Of Yourself

How To Take Care Of Yourself In the last post I made some suggestions as to why this is indeed a stressful time, so you need to take care of yourself.  In this post, we’re going to look at how to do that, how to take care of yourself in times of stress, like this […]

You Need To Take Care of Yourself

You Need To Take Care of Yourself We have been looking at how to preach in a pandemic in these posts.   This is the eleventh post in this series, and here is the link to the first in case you want to catch up.   In this essay we are going to explore a […]

Love Wins The Day

Love Wins The Day One of the big lessons we can learn from church history in regard to preaching during a pandemic is simply this: love wins the day as we care about other people.  We’ve been looking at how to preach during a pandemic in these posts, exploring various aspects of sermons during such […]

He Will Hold Me Fast

He Will Hold Me Fast He will hold me fast is the title of an old hymn, copyrighted in 1906 by Charles Alexander, music director for Evangelist R.A. Torrey.  The music was composed by Robert Harkness, a pianist who took words provided by singer Ada Habershon, and the song  became a hit in the crusade meetings.  If […]

Proclaiming Hope for Hopeless People

Proclaiming Hope for Hopeless People We have been looking at how to preach in a pandemic.  Here’s the first in the series of posts.  In this post we will consider that proclaiming hope for hopeless people as they face the trauma of this time is a key to effective preaching. One Small Push Recently, I […]