Here are some things on my mind the Friday:
Is there anyone our society is harsher on than losing head coaches of high-profile teams?
This morning, I’m wrapping up my annual preaching retreat, a time during which I get a way for a bit to plan the next year’s sermon calendar, spend time focusing on spiritual and emotional renewal, and also look at some long-range issues/plans for the church. Some friends of mind do this for an entire month. That’s much better than what I do—and it is likely more effective. However, this time away is indispensable to my ministry.