Why I’m Reading “Less” in 2018

Less is Often More

It’s that time of year. I’m setting goals. You may be doing so, as well. Yippee. Good for us. Here’s one I’m going for: This year, I’m going to reverse the tide of reading and input in my life. I’m going to read less, and read better things. I will read less news and more […]

My Top 5 Books of 2016

A Different Year of Reading

It’s that time of year when all the “Best Of,” lists come out. So, I’m putting together a mini-series of “Top 5″ lists as we head into the final stretch of 2016. My hope is that by doing Top 5 lists (rather than one top 10 list), it might be a bit more helpful to you. The […]

What’s Your 95 MPH Fastball?

Find it. Keep throwing it.

A couple of months ago I had lunch with one of those Yodas–those wise, older pastors who have been in ministry so long they ooze wisdom without knowing it. This gentleman could offer commentary on nearly anything and it would be laced with something helpful. He’s been at the same congregation for more than thirty years, and in ministry for more than thirty-five years.

That takes some doing. It doesn’t just happen. It takes something to live one’s life with integrity in a fish bowl, make the sacrifices full-time ministry asks of you, help grow a church over decades, and still smile a lot—after nearly forty years. Such pastors are my heroes. I hope to be one of them.