Category: Life

Church would be better if people thought like and agreed with me!

I finally found the solution to ALL the church’s problems! For sure this will be a chapter in my up and coming book “Humility and how I achieved it.” Oh wait! I do have a chapter about that! Let me be frank, cause I…

Manic Monday: Out of time?

We are all given 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to accomplish God’s will. I often find that people who get burned out in ministry often do so because of time management. There are times when people have taken on too…

Manic Monday: iShock…

As an Apple fanboy (nut?) I was shocked to read about Steve Jobs retiring as CEO. Then, seeing all the articles pondering what Apple will be like without Jobs interested me. From a leadership perspective here is what I think… Apple’s best days are…

Manic Monday: Slow times

Kelly and I had the joy of serving in the normally crazy full nursery Sunday. It was quiet. Just a few kids. Scary. We waited for kids to drop from the ceiling and yell SURPRISE, but no such ambush occurred. Quiet and slow times…

Manic Monday: Appreciate the little things…

Monday is a huge day in my household. It’s garbage truck day… Seriously. I smile at people’s reaction to what has become bigger than football at our house. (Of note pretty much anything that makes your kids smile makes you smile- other than fine…

Manic Monday: A return to story

Story is everything. It captures. It captivates. Throughout history, story carries knowledge and teaching above any other medium. Story and narrative carries what a bullet point, an outline or a technical guide cannot. In a view documentaries about Pixar one key point stands out:…

Manic Monday: Think time

To Honestly Investigate New Knowledge To Imagine More Endeavors (especially on Monday)

Manic Mondays: Eating Elephants

One the proverbs I gained in life is the answer to eating an elephant: One bite at a time. Dad (very) often would quote this… In a moment of seminary insanity & syllabi shock I whispered to myself what dad would say and my…

Manic Monday: The little things unplugged

I’ve been choosing one day a week to be unplugged. This is starting to turn into unplugged times throughout the day. This leads me to a few thoughts: 1) We’re human and not machines. Technology is helpful, but natural and organic life moments cannot…

Manic Mondays: The big things

One of the helpful questions that I like to ask on Monday is: What are the big things that need to get done this week? I then schedule the time needed for them. Often, focusing on what is most important helps get even the…

Manic Monday: The little things…

As I work at my computer this morning, my youngest slept on my lap. A bad cold is bothering him. In these cases he just wants to be held or his back rubbed. These are little things. Little things make life worthwhile. They are…

Manic Mondays: The little things

Sunday was a mess. Jadon was, well, having a bad morning. He blurted clearly he wanted to stay home and not go to church. That was hard to hear. We went anyway. So, listening to him cry (I’m glad it was a short car…