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 […]

The 85-Cent Principle

Simple beats cheap almost every time

I recently went to a vending machine to purchase a snack. The Twix bar in slot B-3 was calling my name. It cost eighty-five cents. “Eighty-five cents?” I thought. What an odd price for a vending machine. Usually it’s fifty cents, seventy-five cents, or a dollar. I realized if I bought the Twix I had […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 157

The Best Christmas Movie, Best Christmas Album, and the election (sigh)

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: It has been a while since I’ve posted completely original content. It’s been two months since my last stream of consciousness. Remember, the thoughts are my own, and written quickly (virtually impromptu) as a stream without careful editing. There are three reasons. First, after more than a million […]