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:

Thank You, Martin

I attended Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, California. The school was located on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. Ironically, our school was nearly burned to the ground during the L.A. riots of 1992. I have wondered periodically  what Dr. King would have thought of those […]

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 […]