Have you ever had a crazy-busy season of life after which you just wanted to take a vacation and get some rest? That’s kinda what it can be like around a church office the week after Easter. We just finished the biggest event of the year, with four gatherings and almost 1500 people. We wrapped…Read more Does God take vacation?
If you hate resolutions and New Year’s promises, then read no further. Otherwise, here are a couple thoughts as we start off 2018. You may be the kind of person who sincerely wants to make some changes in your overall well-being this year, including your spiritual life. The biggest challenges we often run into are:…Read more Resolutions: love ‘em or hate ‘em!
I’ll admit it: My family creates gift lists for Christmas. They’re a guideline, not a mandate. And they serve a useful purpose. But there’s a problem, maybe two problems with them. The first problem is that they reduce the surprise factor. I mean, if the gifts you unwrap are the ones you requested, it’s not…Read more Rethinking your Christmas gift list
School’s back in session in our region. Busses are rolling, teachers are prepped and ready, all so the students can continue learning. But when does it stop? Back to school season is a great time for all of us to pause and ponder this question: When should we stop learning? Does learning end when you…Read more When is the best time to stop learning?
Whenever a disaster strikes, we’re prompted to ask, “How can we help.” May I suggest the following? First, we are part of an association of 1200 churches that is mobilizing not only financial resources, but actual “on the ground” teams to help with the arduous task of restoring and rebuilding homes and lives. We participated…Read more Two opportunities to know about right now