Robert White

Self Care: What, Why, and How

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“Like many, I’m exhausted. My wife and I are working three jobs. We have four little kids at home. We are homeschooling them. We’re trying to make decisions about their education this semester. I don’t know how to rest and get refreshed with kids at home.  I desperately need the Holy Spirit to minister to me and refresh me. I’m not sure how to receive it. I’ve been pouring my heart out to Jesus and He has not yet shown…

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Why Waiting on God Matters Right Now

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Pastors are often placed in the position of having to wait on God. This is especially true during this pandemic. Think of the number to times in the past month you have had to wait on God. You are waiting for Him to guide you in plans to reopen the church. You are waiting for answers prayer, mending of relationships, changing of hearts, healing of brokenness, restoring of health, and God’s moving in the congregation. Why is it so difficult…

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Taking Care of Yourself in the Midst of Crisis

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This is new territory for all of us. New, unexpected, unplanned, uncertain, unpredictable, unwanted, and unsettling, all describe my feelings about this world created by COVID-19.  As leaders, we step up, gear up, adapt, and adjust so we can lead our congregations through the uncertainty and change. Unfortunately, we are making decisions almost hourly without having the luxury of time to think through the implications of such decisions.  These leadership stresses will take a toll on our souls. Here are…

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10 Valuable Things I Learned About Church Conflict

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Pastors are not immune to church conflict. In fact, I would say we are “immunocompromised” when it comes to church conflict. You don’t have to be in ministry very long before you will experience some kind of disagreement, disunity, conflict of visions, personality disorders, or downright wickedness. Here are some things I learned about church conflict while serving as a pastor: Conflict is inevitable. It’s just a matter of time before something comes up and you find yourself in direct…

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Three Questions to Help You Reconnect With Your Spouse

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I recently read a book by Wayne Cordeiro, titled, “Leading on Empty”.  In the book he makes the following statement, “Healthy marriages require intentionality and planned investment.” I couldn’t agree more. At the same time, I was reading a blog about how to energize your relationships.  Here are three questions that can add value, vitality, and vibrance, to any relationship.  The article suggested that these questions could be asked at the beginning of every week.  If you are not able…

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