Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Silly Rabbit, Red Eyes Are For Demons

Jumpin’ in the wayback machine in 3…2… My wife loves me. I want to tell you that right up front, because based on what you’re about to read, you’re going to question it. You’ll think that your pastor blogger friend needs immediate marriage counseling …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The Baptist men, they’re going to get it done tomorrow. (via @DennyBurk) The first church I served had a big-time Disaster Relief Ministry. Dick Staggs could cook eggs on a modified hubcap like nobody’s business. 38 signs you’re from North Carolina. (via Buzzfeed) I wasn’t born …

Published: 5 years ago

I Got Middle Schooled

  Yesterday was a hard day. Several weeks ago, I signed up as a volunteer proctor at Jacob & Austin’s school. The sales pitch was that parents were needed to hang out in the rooms during end of grade testing to make sure ne’er …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Overcharging for the Gospel

I own a 14 year old entrepreneur. Well, “entrepreneur” may be too nice of a word. “Con artist,” “swindler,” “shyster” … those are the words that more accurately describe my – ahem – entrepreneur. Austin has launched several money making ventures in the past: dog walking, …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

You say, “This is a lazy man’s way of writing a blog post.” I say, “This is the way of a flippin’ GENIUS.” How to set yourself up for a productive day. (via @MichaelHyatt) Ah, if only I could get into this routine. Except for that …

Published: 5 years ago

Play With Your Team

Sometimes we get so caught up in the constant barrage of ministry that we forget to pull back and have fun with the people we do ministry with. One of the sure-fire ways to push a team to the limit and make sure you’re barreling …

Published: 5 years ago

Filter Your Focus

Over the last couple of months I’ve read two or three books that just happened to mention the Reticular Activating System. [Pause whilst I attempt to sound smart.] The RAS is the network of nuclei in our brains that controls our awareness and attention. …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Your Preferences May Be The Problem

I’m a man with exquisite tastes. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. I’ve been known to polish off a bag of chips that are well past the expiration date. And also, I view high dining as anything related to the words “Dollar Menu.” So disregard …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Ten ways to pastor adoptive parents and those considering adoption. As a daddy who has adopted, and a guy who pastors adoptive families, this article is spot on. The majority of adoptions are filled with great highs and great lows. There are often many tears …

Published: 5 years ago

Along for the Ride

I just finished re-reading Nelson Searcy’s Fusion. It’s one of the top five books I recommend to anyone who is trying to refine the ministry of guest services / assimilation / first impressions / general all-around niceness at their church. One quote in particular grabbed …

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