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Should Pastor Appreciation Month Be Ministry Appreciation Month?

Pastor Appreciation Month

While I don’t remember the exact wording, we were visiting another retailer last month and noticed that there are several new categories of greeting cards, one of which offered several cards to be given to people who benefit us all by their service through a church or parachurch organization but are not necessarily pastors.

Additional changes we noticed included:

  • an increased presence of divorce cards
  • cards to be given to caregivers
  • cards for people dealing with depression
  • a type of encouragement card captioned ‘hope’

Are there cards you get asked for that don’t exist at present?

Greeting Card Rack

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  1. October 17, 2013 at 3:12 am

    I wonder the correlation – direct or indirect – between divorce and depression. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. If there is one example of ‘hope deferred’ it’s the end of a marriage, the beginning of which is marked by unending hope.

  2. October 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Those of us who interact with the general public need to be careful on this issue. Depression can be entirely circumstantial, but clinical depression is a bio-chemical condition. The latter doesn’t change when the circumstances improve.

    Of course, God’s ideal template for the Christian is abiding joy, so the problem might be spiritual as well, or at least have a spiritual component.

    It’s complicated.

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