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Margie Bryce

Your leadership coach
and self-care advocate

118: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Rev. Eden Avalos’ Journey to Sustainable Self-Care

The Crabby Pastor
The Crabby Pastor
118: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Rev. Eden Avalos' Journey to Sustainable Self-Care
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While on sabbatical (yes, I’m taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won’t want to miss these as there’s always something to learn from others, right?  This episode, Rev. Eden Avalos shares a story of emotional fatigue. His candid recount of […]

117: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Pastor Pat’s Journey Through Spiritual Strain and Recovery

The Crabby Pastor
The Crabby Pastor
117: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Pastor Pat's Journey Through Spiritual Strain and Recovery
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While on sabbatical (yes, I’m taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won’t want to miss these as there’s always something to learn from others, right?  What happens when the weight of ministry becomes too heavy to bear? Pastor Pat Robbins […]

116: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Rev. Tony Miltenberger

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The Crabby Pastor
116: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Rev. Tony Miltenberger
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While on sabbatical (yes, I’m taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won’t want to miss these as there’s always something to learn from others, right?  This is the story that Rev. Tony Miltenberger shared with me and it’s one where […]

115: A Chat about “Calling” in this Transitional Era for the Church

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The Crabby Pastor
115: A Chat about "Calling" in this Transitional Era for the Church
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I’m exploring the essence of what it means to be ‘called’ in this Transitional era for the Church. God is calling us to follow Jesus wholeheartedly into ‘new things’ which means emergence of ministries that are both within and outside the conventional framework. I share my insights into how these shifts demand a renewed focus […]

114: Balancing Praise with Humility

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The Crabby Pastor
114: Balancing Praise with Humility
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Humility: once you think you have it, you actually don’t. That’s the challenge of this basic Christian virtue. Today’s conversation is with Dr. Dennis Edwards, the brilliant mind behind the book Humility Illuminated: the biblical path back  to Christian character, to help us tackle this complex virtue. As your host, Margie Bryce, I get personal about my […]

113: Back from Burnout: Josh Curtiss’ story

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The Crabby Pastor
113: Back from Burnout: Josh Curtiss' story
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Are you the leader who’s constantly putting out fires and juggling the demands of ministry, barely pausing to catch your breath?  Join me and Josh Curtiss for an honest conversation about recognizing the tell-tale signs of burnout, the necessity of self-awareness, and the dangers of becoming that crabby pastor nobody wants to invite for coffee. […]

112: The sweet deception of SUGAR

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The Crabby Pastor
112: The sweet deception of SUGAR
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This episode explores the bitter truth behind sugar’s sweet facade. My guest, Troy Duell, host of the podcast Frontline Health and CEO of Centurion Labs, joins me, Margie Bryce, to expose sugar’s addictive grip on our brains. Yikes. The road to a healthier you is paved with sweet alternatives that don’t compromise on taste. Discover […]

111: Final Thoughts Clergy Need to Know about Trauma

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111: Final Thoughts Clergy Need to Know about Trauma
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Discover the power of perspective in this transformative discussion with Kristen Humiston, as we peel back the layers of trauma experienced within the church. Together, we challenge the conventional approach of questioning what’s wrong with individuals, pivoting instead to exploring the pivotal events that have shaped them. We dissect the crucial role of self-care for […]

110: More on Clergy and Trauma, Part 2 of 3

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The Crabby Pastor
110: More on Clergy and Trauma, Part 2 of 3
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What is wrong with those sheep, anyway? My guest, Kristen Humiston, and I unpack that topic, and find a surprising link: our own trauma.  Sure, it’s easy to say we are all broken, but exploring our brokenness to become wounded healers is a different sort of journey. Listen as we discuss the unexpected ways in […]

109: Clergy and Trauma, Part 1 of 3

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The Crabby Pastor
109: Clergy and Trauma, Part 1 of 3
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When the calling you’ve devoted your heart to is stripped away, where do you turn? This episode features the courageous Kristen Humiston, who opens up about the often-concealed traumas of ministry leadership. Have you or anyone you know experienced forced termination and the trauma that it induced? Then this episode is for them, and YOU! […]