Tag: Balance


The Ministry of Life

Posted by Sarah Hudspeth in Hyphen. No Comments

25th August

Last year, I took on a new job that easily began to consume my energy, time, and attention. Because of this, I quickly began feeling drained and less ministry-minded. I hated that something was stealing my attention and focus from my top priority. The balance of life and ministry was like a pendulum. I was swinging in from Bible college, ready to be elbows deep in ministry in a new city, but still needed to be realistic about finding a sustainable job and making a living. I found myself in a career that can be consuming at times. Education requires so much of one’s time and attention. I was grappling, trying to find the balance between work and church—my ministry and my job.

I was consulting/complaining to my “iron sharpens iron” friend about it, and she quickly checked my spirit … Read More »



How I Balance Friendships

Posted by Editors Choice in Inspirational. No Comments

26th March

Okay. Let’s be real, guys. Most of us have some friends who aren’t in the church, and that’s great! I know a lot of people who would not be in the church today if it wasn’t for someone reaching out to them and being a friend. We’ve got to plant a seed before we can have a banana tree! (Now I really want a banana). God sees every action we take to be a witness.

Jesus reached out to the loners, the drunks, the oppressed, the addicts, the prostitutes, and the hopeless. He loved. Like no one else can love, but He also had a balance. Did Jesus leave all of His disciples to go hang out in unhealthy environments that would cause Him to fall? No. Instead, He was a light. He encouraged them to make good decisions and … Read More »






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