Productivity for Pastors – Know Thyself

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I’ve struggled over the years to find new ways to be productive. I’ve always had a sense I could be working smarter, and thus have more time and mental bandwidth left over for things that matter. Perhaps that’s where you are. Or, maybe you feel a bit sluggish these days and could use a kick-start. […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 115

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: I’ve been teaching a class at Pepperdine University this past week. I realize that I still love college kids and teaching. But…my heart is with the church. I’m glad the Donald Sterling thing is wrapping up. What a mess. The Padres drafted well in the first two […]

Do You Miss Them?

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Yesterday, I was away from New Vintage Church preaching as a guest at another church. Guess what? I missed our church. I always do. I miss seeing people I love and finding out what’s going on in their lives. I miss praying for them, and experiencing a taste of what God is doing in our church. Of course, there is something wonderful about the view of the breadth of His Kingdom God gives you when you’re away. But, there’s no place like home.

However, it hasn’t always been that way.