In December of 2018, Dr. Sondra Coleman added published author to her bio. Sondra's Sage was birthed at the end of her first sabbatical in 2004. After deep reflection of her pastoral ministry and an oasis of refreshment, she created a list of TIPS that can be used To Insure Pastoral Sanity! After twenty years of ministry, she has found that these TIPS are not only relevant for the self-care of pastors but can also be used by laity as reminders of how we should engage with others, care for ourselves, demonstrate leadership and most importantly walk with God.