It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
Every weekday morning, at 7:25 a.m., the nations come to me.
I teach English to the international students of Broughton High School, a large public school in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Students from the ends of the earth descend upon my Carolina blue-painted classroom each day for English lessons and for love.
Teaching these international students is a life-giving privilege. The vast majority are eager to learn and eager to please. Ranging in age from 13 to 18 years old, my students are curious, impressionable, and often rambunctious. As we are approaching the end of another school year, it is humbling and rewarding to see the growth in language skills my students have shown over these last several months. Teaching English to international students is what I do; building relationships with them is what I love.
Pastors are some of the busiest people I know. As a a pastor, you’re often juggling preaching, staff development, service planning, family life, counseling, emails, texts, phone calls…so many people are vying for your time that it’s overwhelming to keep up.
Here are 5 productivity hacks that can help you take control of your calendar and serve your congregation well.
Bernie & Hillary: A Bad Lip Reading. (via @badlipreading) I’ve told you before that it takes a very special person to appreciate BLR, and only those with no sense of humor would scoff at this. (You know who you are.)