Top Google articles on this subject 5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive by James Altucher I got an email at 5 in the morning that made me angry. It pressed every button. It accused. It threatened. It cc-ed people. It attempted to make me feel guilt. It attempted to make me feel fear. […]
Hi friends, (Updated December 2013)  CANCER SCARE: My wife – of 54 wonderful years – Jan has suffered a couple of serious health issues in the last couple of months (Pulmonary Embolism, and an aggressive form of Uterine Cancer). See here for updates. (Rev.) Jan Croucher enjoyed several […]
Dear family and special friends April 5, 2014 Jan is still weak, tired, but generally well. The side-effects of the radical chemo- and radiotherapy are still with her: for example, she has sharp pains in her feet which come and go – as painful as a bull-ant biting her. Fortunately she’s surrendering a little of […]
QUESTIONS & RESPONSES: the 30 toughest questions I’ve ever been asked, and some responses [ROUGH DRAFT, as at 11/1/2014] FOREWORD When someone makes an appointment to see me, a ‘generalist’ pastoral counselor, what do we talk about? Short answer: anything at all that’s important for them. Within the first five minutes I invite my parishioner/client […]
[A little warning: sometimes the ads which appear above such articles as this one are, to say the least, suggestive. We do our best to cleanse our website of these: but Google ads are our only source of income. Thanks for your understanding!] Updated February 2014. “For every complex problem there is an answer that […]
DOM HELDER CAMARA My top three (male) heroes are Jesus of Nazareth, Dom Helder Camara, and Francis of Assisi, in that order… (He’s one of three 20th/21st century Catholic Archbishops I admire, each of whom chose slightly different routes in opposing violent regimes. The other two: Pope Francis, and Archbishop […]
JOHN MARK MINISTRIES is a counseling, consulting, preaching, mentoring, seminar and writing ministry, especially for pastors, ex-pastors, church leaders and their spouses. Named after John Mark, the young first century apostle who 'bombed out' of ministry when it was hard, we try to help/encourage pastoral leaders - and others - who are also 'in transition' due to stress and burnout.
(Rev. Dr.) Rowland Croucher