Planning for “Whatever”

Turning Interruptions into Opportunities

Leveraging one’s schedule is vital to effective ministry, and there’s one tool that’s helped me a lot: blocking out certain times for “whatever.” It’s not an elegant name for it, but it accurately describes what can be done during those times. Whatever. This way of scheduling my day changed my attitude toward “interruptions” in my hardened schedule that had little margin. Here’s how I do it:

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 157

The Best Christmas Movie, Best Christmas Album, and the election (sigh)

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: It has been a while since I’ve posted completely original content. It’s been two months since my last stream of consciousness. Remember, the thoughts are my own, and written quickly (virtually impromptu) as a stream without careful editing. There are three reasons. First, after more than a million […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 156

Clowns, the NFL, and the Media

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: Clowns? What’s up with that? Let’s pray for those in the way of Hurricane Matthew. One I’ve been thinking about this week: “Discipleship is the process of becoming who Jesus would be if he were you.” – Dallas Willard The NFL’s ratings are down big for several reasons. […]