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ADHD – Reader Responses by bob

October 27th, 2009

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I can’t remember a column or series of columns I have written for the Pastor’s Pen that prompted more reaction than the last three columns on ADHD.  My favorite pair of reactions, both from mothers whose children have been diagnosed with ADHD – ·         “You don’t have ADHD.” ·         “You just realized you have ADHD?  […]

ADHD in the Pastor’s Study by bob

October 20th, 2009

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                Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects people in many different ways.  Chemical imbalances in the brain cause an inability to concentrate, restlessness, and sometimes includes short term memory issues.  How does having ADHD affect my work as a pastor?

Coping with ADHD by bob

October 13th, 2009

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I am typing this column on a Thursday afternoon in my study.  I should be working on my sermon, because it’s not done.  But I can’t seem to get it done.  There’s no energy there, no creativity.  So I sit with a blank stare.  I chew on my cheek.  My mind wanders to the Carolina […]

When the Pastor has ADHD by bob

October 8th, 2009

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I will never forget my first Easter Sunday as a solo pastor.  It was a tiring week of preparation for the most important day of the year in the church calendar.   Pastoral and administrative duties, new and special traditions, extra attention to bulletin and worship preparation, and even a funeral that weekend. But here’s what […]