Five Practices to Avoid Burnout Webinar

Five Behaviors to Avoid Burnout FREE webinar, Wednesday, February 11th, 11:00 am Click here to register Among Christians, depression and burnout are at epidemic levels. Almost all of us know at least one family member, colleague or friend who struggles to keep up and battles feelings of failure. With some awareness and healthy practices, burnout is a problem that is completely preventable. Admitting that you cannot do it all is not the sign of a bad relationship, leadership, or a failure of discipleship; ignoring the warning signs is. On Wednesday, February 11th at 11:00 am Perkins Communications will be hosting a FREE 30-minute webinar to give five practices to help you and those who surround you avoid burnout and exhaustion. Simply click here to register. From the comfort of your office and living room, would it be worth 30 minutes of your time to learn more about Characteristics of healthy relationships Handling insecurity that prohibits people from empowering others Assessing the uses of your time Making healthy transitions And more At the end of the webinar, there will be time for questions as well. Simply click here to register. See you Wednesday, February...

Which Came First?

  Adam and Eve were placed in the garden created for them, each of the crafted to live in communion with their Creator. From that relationship, the man and the woman would get their sense of self – their purpose and value in the world. Connection with God was the foundation of their identity. In the garden there was rest and no shame. In the punishment that was dealt to the man and woman, God mentions toil, pain, and longing. Rest was gone and shame continually made its presence felt. So, what was the sin that brought on this consequence from the Creator? Often when we talk about this story, we say that the sin was that they partook in the fruit that was forbidden. But, decisions and behavior are a symptom of something more fundamental. What came first? As you read the narrative in Genesis chapter 2, you notice that the tempter first got Eve to break her communion with God. She questioned his goodness, wondered if He was withholding, and became distrustful. Being tempted is not a sin, but taking your eyes off of God is. In the absence of relational connection with God, Eve looked upon the fruit, and did what was right in her own eyes. She needed to satisfy her desire for wholeness apart from God – a false sense of self, and she looked to the fruit that was forbidden to provide it. Her sin, and the sin of her husband, was that they turned away from God. As evidence, the first question the Creator asked in his next appearance was “Where are you?” Ours is the same...

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