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Nowhere in Scripture does it say: Jesus booked like a lunatic to Bethany. And yet, many ministry leaders buy into the lifestyle that leads to life-draining pathways of disillusionment and burnout. Is this what life and life in abundance looks like (John 10:10)?Then, as if challenges in 21st-century ministry were not enough, along comes COVID-19 leaving many ministry leaders overwhelmed just by working to keep ministry afloat. Some... are looking for the exit ramp. Some... are just CRABBY (mostly on the inside, sometimes on the outside).STOP.I'm a former pastor turned coach/consultant who got to experience firsthand what I'm going to share. I guess this means I have to say I've been a bit... crabby at times? Learn more about me here: https://margiebryce.com Join me as we have an honest conversation on how you can refocus and realign yourself to intentionally cultivate a sustainable lifestyle. Cause... if you don't... you, too, can become The CRABBY Pastor.

The Crabby Pastor Rev. Dr. Margie Bryce

    • Religion & Spirituality

Nowhere in Scripture does it say: Jesus booked like a lunatic to Bethany. And yet, many ministry leaders buy into the lifestyle that leads to life-draining pathways of disillusionment and burnout. Is this what life and life in abundance looks like (John 10:10)?Then, as if challenges in 21st-century ministry were not enough, along comes COVID-19 leaving many ministry leaders overwhelmed just by working to keep ministry afloat. Some... are looking for the exit ramp. Some... are just CRABBY (mostly on the inside, sometimes on the outside).STOP.I'm a former pastor turned coach/consultant who got to experience firsthand what I'm going to share. I guess this means I have to say I've been a bit... crabby at times? Learn more about me here: https://margiebryce.com Join me as we have an honest conversation on how you can refocus and realign yourself to intentionally cultivate a sustainable lifestyle. Cause... if you don't... you, too, can become The CRABBY Pastor.

    The Backstory Series: Step 3

    The Backstory Series: Step 3

    This is part 3 in a series. 

    At this point, I’m on government programs… Pell grant, food stamps, and whatever else assistance I can find to sustain and try to move forward. I was a stay-at-home Mom thrust into the world of figuring out how to get my feet under myself and how to become the head of a household. 

    Boy, I don't recall thinking things through thoroughly as I do now, but perhaps that's what stress and trauma do. And, probably I now have less stress and more brain space to OVER think. 

    I was busy just putting one foot in front of the other. Fortunately,  God was with me every step of the way... even if I, as a brand-new Christians, didn't think quite so theologically. 
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    • 18 min
    The Backstory Series: Step 2

    The Backstory Series: Step 2

    In this next episode in our series: 

    God grants friends for the journey... in a big way. 

    These spiritual friends were the "go above and beyond" types of Christians, dedicated to showing God's love to me in a messy time. 

    All of this forms the basis for why I am passionate about serving ministry leaders. 

    And, it's a strong call for you to surround yourself with spiritual friends... or be a spiritual friend to someone God plants in your path. 
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    • 19 min
    The Backstory Series: Step 1

    The Backstory Series: Step 1

    Just when you think life is going along swimmingly, WHAM! an unexpected connection is made that frankly made me see my pursuit of self-care in a whole new light.

    All this time I thought this ministry was based on how I became a burned-out and fried little ministry leader after a merger of 4.5 congregations.  Ha! The roots go much deeper!

    Reminder: REDEMPTION: taking what is not-so-great and making it be good. And just who would think God would take that, touch the hearts of people along my journey to help me experience transformation at the hands of a loving God. 

    Listen to this Romans 8:28 turnaround story.

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    • 19 min
    Ep16: Ready for a side excursion?

    Ep16: Ready for a side excursion?

    Sometimes we get so focused on what we are doing that we miss ways God might be getting us ready for a bit of a side excursion. 
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    • 15 min
    Ep15: Adventures without a Coach... why YOU need a coach

    Ep15: Adventures without a Coach... why YOU need a coach

    I've stepped away after more than 15 years of pastoral ministry and a dozen years of church revitalization work to answer the call to be a spiritual companion to those who are serving in ministry today.

    I'd LOVE to hear your story. No, this is not a sales pitch. (I'm kinda bad at those, actually.)

    I learn and grow as I hear the needs of those who are leading others to be wholehearted followers of Jesus.

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    • 16 min
    Ep14: Prayer of Surrender to help you refocus

    Ep14: Prayer of Surrender to help you refocus

    Take a moment to take a breath and recapture why you do what you to serve Jesus.

    Click here to upload PDF of the Prayer.

    As always, I am here to help! I'd love to hear your story!
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    • 21 min

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