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Disconnect to Get Connected

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One way to connect with other people is to disconnect from technology from time to time. I’m a techie, and I love my gadgets. But a few years ago, I became a reluctant convert to the discipline of disconnecting. The insidiousness of having work with me wherever I walk, sit, or run deeply affects my […]

Daybreak Devotions – Excellent!

Chelsey Buttrey
November 16 “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.” (Proverbs 31:10 NASB) Why is it that on my wife’s birthday every year, I’m the one who feels like he’s received the gift? I met her at a weekly Bible Study. I had been asked to teach the study on […]

Daybreak Devotions – Encouragement

Chelsey Buttrey
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up . . .” (1 Thessalonians 5:11a NIV) My older daughter was very cautious when she was a young child. This was no more evident than when she was learning how to walk. When she tried taking her first step she fell back down on her bottom. […]

Avoiding Burnout When You Feel Like Giving Up

Chelsey Buttrey
Now that fall is upon us and holiday craziness is looming, are you struggling with motivation? Is it taking all you’ve got to just face what’s on your to-do list? I remember waking up one morning and thinking “I don’t feel like getting out of bed.  I don’t feel like doing all that I have […]

Why God Doesn’t Want You to Stress

Chelsey Buttrey
What stresses you out? Work? Finances? Your kids? A project you are working on that doesn’t appear to be coming together? An over-packed schedule that has you striving for the impossible? Maybe it’s even your ministry or service to God that has you stressed out! Stress results when we worry that something won’t work out […]

Three Ways to Recharge Your Spiritual Battery

Chelsey Buttrey
Do you know what it’s like to feel spiritually dry? Do you ever wonder if you’re going through the motions? Maybe you feel as if you’ve stopped moving, spiritually, altogether. We all have times when we need to be refreshed, refueled, and re-energized in our relationship with God. We can get so busy doing things […]

5 Quick Ways To Reclaim Your Off Time

Chelsey Buttrey
As a pastor, your job is more than a “job”—it’s a way of life. Even if you have set hours, you probably feel like you’re on call 24/7. With the majority of your time spent with staff, in meetings, researching, writing, and in services…do you ever feel like you don’t have any time to yourself? […]
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