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How is Your Relational and Emotional Health?

This is an exciting blog to write.

You already know that the PLI family is an incredibly encouraging and supportive family. Especially while you lead in these uncertain times.

Two members of the PLI family have independently raised their hand and offered to provide a place of respite and retreat for ministry leaders as a gift to you! For what you do!

Isn’t that incredible?

If you’re interested, take a look at:

  1. The Biblers in Texas
  2. The Martins in the Smoky Mountains 

You know, just like I know, that it’s been a demanding season. 

Pay attention to your own emotional and relational health.

If you haven’t paid attention to your own relational and emotional health…

  1. Seek out a friend.
  2. Find a local counselor or connect with Pastor/Counselor Jim Otte or Gracepoint Institute for Relational Health
  3. Your health insurance will frequently help cover telehealth care.

It’s amazing how difficult it can be to fully integrate our lives…what we value and prioritize to what we actually own and live. 

The last two weeks we’ve focused heavily on the 4 Fundamentals of Leading in Uncertain Times.

A couple of weeks ago I read a news article that cardiologists recommend climbing 4 flights of steps…maybe in 45 seconds?…as a great regular cardio exertion. 

I thought: The PLI office is on the 4th floor near the Nashville airport. How perfect!

The next day, I remembered the article again. And I realized that rather than taking the 4 flights of steps, I had taken the elevator!

Inconsistent!

My invitation to you? Match what you say you believe with what you practice! 

Take a look again at the 4 fundamentals

Next week, we’ll give you an opportunity to hear how a couple of PLI leaders are leading through these uncertain times

2 Responses

  1. Nicimpaye pierre Claver says:

    Thank you for your kindness, PLI Is great ministry that Train ,Care and support pastors , WE have gained a lot since We started the training in m’y country . PLI created a good environment for pastors to learn alongside with their spouses , it IS was incredible , our dear wives still remember thé best retreat and training we gained through PLI ministry
    Pastor Peter Claver
    Burundi /Africa / PLI

    • Gail & Jock Ficken says:

      Peter. Scott speaks so highly of you. We count a gift to have you in the PLI family. Thanks for your note.

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