Working in ministry, I don’t clock in 9-5 Monday through Friday. Sometimes I work 24-hour-days in foreign places sleeping on church floors. With this schedule, I have learned balance is unrealistic but pace and rhythm are everything. I’ve learned that after sprinting for three days through my schedule, I have to slow down to catch my breath. I have to intentionally pause ministry when I’m home so I can be present with my family (even if that means losing my phone on purpose).