Avoiding Death by Attitude

Attitude...Attitude...Attitude

The most overlooked and underrated trait of people who serve in healthy, growing churches is a positive attitude. This isn’t to be mistaken for blindness to obstacles or a “yes man/woman” posture. I’m talking about one’s primary attitude, and whether it is oriented toward self/others and criticism/encouragement. What weather do they produce in the church […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 158

Chargers, Media, Trump, & Fitness

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: This is the first Stream I’ve published in a while. There is a really profound reason: I haven’t wanted to. Early in my blogging career I used to write even when I didn’t want to. These days, I write when I have something to say. Even then I […]

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: