I frequently lose my voice while preaching. It probably happens several times per year. I didn't think too much of it my first year preaching. I thought that it would become less frequent as I strengthened my vocal chords from consistent preaching. But it seems to be happening slightly more often lately. We have amplification in our sanctuary, and I'm always hooked up to a mic, but I still naturally project my voice when preaching. I guess I could work on pulling back a bit, but I'm really not the type that is constantly shouting, just speaking loudly. So I think that it's reasonable that I should be able to preach the way I'm used to preaching. I think Spurgeon wrote that he told young preachers to toughen up their vocal chords by not wearing a scarf in the winter. I'm not sold on his method, but I wonder if there are some things I could be doing to help my vocal chords become less likely to go out on me. Do any of you have a similar problem? What do you do?