Friday Stream of Consciousness – 159

Rube Foster, Young Parents, and Burnt Ends

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday: I have a book due by November 1. It’s time to get intense about the writing process, so posting may be sparse. But, stay tuned…good things are on the horizon, friends. Last week I was blessed to tour the Negro League Baseball museum in Kansas City. What an […]

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: