I’ve been a man that has used digital task management systems for many, many years. I still use them but I’ve found that no matter what system I use it’s still far too easy to lose sight of the big picture and get lost in the weeds of day-to-day tasks. That’s why I created a simple tool to help me keep the overall health and vision of my church in clear focus.Read More »
October is Pastor Appreciation Month and I think it would be a good time to talk about pastors I appreciate. Now it should be said that I’m not much of a “fan boy” in general. It takes a lot for someone to earn and keep my respect, but there are a some pastors who have been real inspirations to me over the years and I’d like to acknowledge a few of them.Read More »
The first pastor that comes to mind is Bill Hybels. He doesn’t have a clue who I am but he has had a profound impact on my life. Continue Reading
I read another article this morning about how well Donald Trump is doing in the polls. It’s hard to express how disturbing this news really is.
In years past I’ve normally kept my political views to myself. This upcoming election, however, just seems far too important to remain quiet and the candidacy of Donald Trump has been so troubling to me that I feel I must say something.Read More »
I just finished David McCullough’s latest book, The Wright Brothers, and it is such an amazing book that I suspect another Pulitzer Prize will be coming McCullough’s way very shortly.
One literary critic once said that David McCullough was “incapable of writing a bad page of prose” and I couldn’t agree more. It’s hard, if not impossible, to find anything he has written that isn’t pure gold. The Wright Brothers is no exception.
In this wonderful book, McCullough chronicles the lives of the Wright brothers as they discover the keys to heavier-than-air flight. Along the way the reader gets to meet the entire Wright family including their preacher father, known as the Bishop, and their sister, Katherine, who had a huge role to play in lives of her famous brothers.Read More »
Years ago I got into a bad season where I was working late at the church office almost every night of the week. It got so bad that I was tired all the time and decided that I really needed to take some action and do something. So, after some thought, I came up with the idea of getting a futon for my office so I could crash there for short periods of time. I had solved the wrong problem.Read More »
When I first started out in the ministry I wasn’t married and I didn’t have any children, but that didn’t stop me from preaching about the Father’s love.
I thought I understood it and, looking back, I think I preached some decent sermons on it but, of course, once I had a child my entire understanding of the love a father has for his child completely changed forever.
Now, being a father teaches me so much about our Heavenly Father all the time. It’s literally lesson after lesson after lesson.Read More »
In a couple of months, I’m going to turn 49. That’s not big deal but it does mean that 50 is looming around the corner.
When I was a kid, I always thought people in their forties were old. When I entered my forties I changed my definition of old. Now it seems that 50 isn’t quite as old as it used to be but, if I’m honest, 50 does seem at least older in my mind.
The truth is that I’ve never been very concerned about my age. Continue ReadingRead More »