Robert White

Twenty Amazing Truths for the New Year

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On January 1, every year, I set goals in eight areas of my life. This is not a blog about goal setting. It is about finding our value in what God has declared about us in Christ and not in our goals or potential achievements. Our true value comes from what our Creator and Redeemer says about us and not the number of goals we set/reach, achievements, awards, positions, possessions, or promotions. For years, I have wrongly seen my value…

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Four Purposes for Your Difficult Days

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James 1:2-5 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. I know a number of people who are going through really difficult times right now. Some are…

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The One Filter Every Believer Needs

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“How do I overcome these negative thoughts and feelings?” Our conversation that day was typical of the many conversations we have with believers who are struggling. They experience the same fears, frustrations, feelings, and failures that all of us have faced at some time. Even the great King David had doubts and fears. Just read Psalm 13: “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?” How long will you hide your face from me?” How long must I take…

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Five Truths About Discipleship That Make an Impact

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2 Timothy 2:1-2 – You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. I just attended a coaching workshop with 20 other pastors at the Ridge Baptist Association. I was reminded just how important it is to invest our lives in others. As a pastor, part of my responsibility is…

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Pastors and Empathy Fatigue

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So, what exactly is “empathy fatigue”? It’s what happens to pastors after extended periods of giving themselves to others without taking any time for personal renewal. We can’t keep giving in ministry to others without also taking time to renew our souls. I talk to pastors every week who are exhausted from caring for the needs of others while at the same time neglecting their own needs. These pastors are visiting the sick, counseling the troubled, comforting the those who…

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