I mentioned on the home page of this website, how I had a panic attack in 2018. As a result of what happened, I also decided to get some professional counseling. That proved to be very beneficial for me. It didn't replace my scripture reading or my prayers.
There are times when we may need some kind of professional counseling. One of the challenges Christians often had is who to turn to? For me, I went to www.betterhelp.com and I requested a Christian counselor. That may be an option for you as well. I would like to recommend another resource as well. I want to recommend Julie Adams with "The Still Waters Counseling." Below is her bio from her website, https://www.stillwaterslife.com/
Julie Adams Bio
"An RN for over 40 years, her experiences and a love for people has given her a willingness to help others find their purpose. She is a Certified Mental Health and Addictions coach, Certified Life Coach, with a B.A. in Health Care Administration and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. She wears various parenting hats and has learned that children just want to belong.
She knows how to listen and ask the right questions in order to help you find joy in your journey.
Finances can be a challenging thing to discuss for preachers. Handling our money the right way may be even more challenging. I've certainly have had my challenges with respect to money. How we handle our finances matter! It matters to God. It matters to brethren. It should matter to us as well. I've realized that I needed help. That can be hard to admit. But once we do, things get easier. Having a financial advisor is something every preacher needs.
I like to recommend The Cunningham Financial Group. Jon Cunningham is my financial advisor. You can find his contact information below.
What's Energizing and What's Exhausting You
This is a simple tool that will help you to see what's giving you energy and what is exhausting you. The more energy you have, the more effective your work will be.
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As preachers, it's critical that we stay in shape! Having a heart condition, I realize this even more. Everyone will have their unique challenges. Do what you can do.
Below are some resources for you to consider.
1. When it comes to gyms, check out the YMCA. Some of them offer free memberships to preachers. I'm thankful mine does. www.ymca.net
2. Staying in shape doesn't have to be hard or expensive.
3. Check out my I CAN DO Podcast, Season #2 for some fitness book recommendations if you're looking for more information with diet and exercise. You can find my I Can Do Podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-can-do-with-benjamin-lee/id1488687000
Many preachers are on their own when it comes to finding good health insurance.
This has been a big struggle for me for a number of years. Thank the Lord, I found some good insurance in 2020. Below is the website, if you're looking.