Even pastors need time for rest and renewal

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: As a pastor, I’ve always thought I had to do everything people wanted me to do. But lately I’ve gotten so tired that some days I have to force myself to even get out of bed. I’ve heard about people in business getting burned out, but can it happen to someone who’s supposed to be serving God? — Rev. K.S.

Children can learn a lot attending church services

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Why do some parents insist on bringing their young children to church? Even if the kids are well-behaved, they don’t pay attention or get anything out of the service, and they just bother those of us sitting near them. — M.C.

God is able to break through to even the hardest heart

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My youngest brother says he gave up religion in college and now claims he’s an atheist. He says religion is just for weak people (like me, I guess he means). How can I convince him he’s wrong? He just laughs when I try to tell him about my faith in Jesus. — L.C.

The Bible notes our responsibility to take care of ourselves

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’m an emergency room nurse in our local hospital, and I get very discouraged because so many of the people we see are there because they’ve done something stupid or they haven’t taken care of themselves. Does the Bible say anything about taking care of our bodies? Or is it just concerned with spiritual things? — D.E.