The stockings are hung. The tree is decorated. The house is all a glow in the evenings. Yup, you guessed it. It’s Christmas time and our home shows every sign of it. The evergreen smell of pine is in the air. Red and green colors are all around. And the baking extravaganza is underway. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. But it is also the most hectic time of year.

We already covered the decorations, but there are presents to buy (and wrap), cookies and other assorted goodies to make, travel plans to be arranged, parties to host and attend, not to mention all the school concerts and church events. And those are just the things to be done as a normal human being, but the list grows longer and more responsibilities pile on as a leader. Which makes me ask the question: “How can a leader stay healthy in such a crazy time of year?”

I am so thankful for guys like Tommy Bowman, who not only understands what being a leader is like but also desires to help leaders lead in a healthy way. But even more so I was challenged and encouraged by his series of articles entitled “3 Traits of a Healthy Leader”. Check out part 1 here, part 2 here, and finally part 3 here.

Be encouraged, be challenged, and lead well. And as always enjoy the weekend and be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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