The Call to Prepare

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. The call to ministry is the call to prepare — and preparation is an ongoing process. You will never learn all there is to be learned about any subject; you’ll never reach the pinnacle point in any area. And who would want to? … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Write Down Your Stress

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. I (Richard) read a book many years ago that I believe was entitled Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed. Apparently, the former president had a habit of calling in his secretary to dictate angry letters to reporters, congressmen, and even cabinet … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

The Way God Works

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. You can see something good come out of stressful situations. We don’t want to come across as preachers here (even though we are). But it might be helpful to remind ourselves that God is in the business of bringing good out of even the … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Managing Stress Monday: The Benefits of Praise

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. Life comes at us like a hurricane sometimes, and it’s difficult to remember the very things that will help us most. If you find that you are in this position, and you need to make praise a bigger part of your life, then simply … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Spiritual Wellness: Serve Your City or Town

The below excerpt is from my book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! Maybe you have never thought much about this, but God has you living where you are for a reason. He wants you to impact your city or town in a way only you can. … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Uncategorized

Drink Up: The Well of Wellness

The below excerpt is from my new book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! When there is enough of it, water accomplishes some amazing things in your body. Water gives you energy; regulates digestion by breaking down and flushing out waste; helps stabilize blood pressure; clears toxins … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Mental Wellness: Praise God During Times of Stress

The below excerpt is from my new book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! Praising God when things are going well is easy, but how quick are you going to praise him when you feel overwhelmed? When your stress level is high, practice praising God for giving … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Uncategorized

Finding Your Starting Point to the New You

The below excerpt is from my book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! How do you feel today? Do you feel healthy? Do you feel strong and energetic? How are you doing spiritually? Are you walking in deep relationship with God? How about emotionally and mentally? What … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Breaking the Cycle of Stress: The Big Sleep

Sometimes the best thing you can do to accomplish more is to get some much-needed rest. That is the idea behind the big sleep—a concept we came across several years ago and have made great use of ever since. Let’s say it is Thursday afternoon. You are trying to pull things together for an upcoming weekend commitment, but because of … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

New Year, New Plan: The Life You Have Imagined

The below excerpt is from my best-selling book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! Imagine what life would look like if you woke up in the morning rested and energized, if you ate in a way that fueled your body instead of making you feel overly full … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership