Perfectly Imperfect

How to Deal with Post-Spiritual-High Depression

By KurtBubna | March 1, 2017

Sometimes, following an experience in which God showed up in a powerful way, we can find ourselves overwhelmed with negative emotions.  Depression. Fear. Confusion. Frustration. Even anger. It doesn’t seem to make sense. “Why am I so bummed? Why do I feel so bad after something so good?” It doesn’t just happen for pastors on […]

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What If This Were the Last Blog I Ever Wrote? (A Few Insights from a Dying Man)

By KurtBubna | February 22, 2017

If you know me, you know I have a bit of a drama queen buried deep inside my soul. At times, I tend to overreact, and I can get a little melodramatic. But late last night and half asleep as I stumbled through the dark on my way to relief, I wondered, “What if my […]

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Tiny Greatness (Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Small)

By KurtBubna | February 15, 2017

We often make fun of people and things that are tiny. That car is awfully tiny. Does it come with a clown?  He’s very short, but at least he’s always looking up!  She’s so tiny she’s the last to get rained on and the first to drown. And the bad jokes roll on. Whether it’s […]

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Not Everybody Likes You or Me (And It’s Okay)

By KurtBubna | February 8, 2017

The desire to be liked and approved of by others runs deep in most of us. Maybe all of us. We are wired for connection to other humans. We are made to be in meaningful relationships. And when we know or sense that someone in our sphere of influence doesn’t like us, it hurts. From […]

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You’re Not Always a “Great” Leader (and It’s Okay)

By KurtBubna | January 31, 2017

We live in a time when the pressure to be a great leader is a clear mandate for everyone from pastors to business executives. Being average is unacceptable. Leadership books and conferences are everywhere. I have no fewer than thirty books about leadership in my personal library. If you Google “leadership,” you’ll find about 775,000,000 […]

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Your Pastor is Broken (and It's Okay)

By KurtBubna | January 24, 2017

An old friend, Richard, recently called me. He used to live in town and attend my church. For the past seven years or so, he’s been a member of a large church in Phoenix. We were catching up and reminiscing about old friends when he said to me, “I had coffee with my current men’s […]

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