Why It Might Work This Time

tough questions

There is nothing more frustrating than having an idea for reaching people you are sure is going to work, and having it shot down by those responsible for deciding whether it moves forward. One it feels so crummy is because it feels like the death of that vision, because a “no” feels like an eternal “no.” That doesn’t have to be the case.

If it’s been a while since you brought it up, bring it up again. If the church actually did try the idea and it didn’t work, that doesn’t mean it will never work–though sometimes it does. Look at it again with fresh eyes. Perhaps it will work this time. There is one primary reason it might work this time–things have changed. Not people, not traditions, etc. What? The emotional processes in your church may have changed.

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 96

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: I can tell I’m in a bit of a bad mood this morning. I’m a little run down physically. But, it’s more just a random funk. We all have them now and then. I’m pulling for the Dodgers all the way at this point. I think they […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 95

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning:

Frankly…not a whole lot.
If a government shuts down and no one’s there to hear it…
At least over the noise of the pundits…
The blaming that is going on shows poor leadership on all sides. Just once, I’d love to hear someone stand up and say, “You know, I wish I’d done this differently,” or, “Here’s what we’re going to do differently going forward.”