52 Ways #4

With only a few days before Christmas you might find this post to be quite timely. From my experience I can tell you that while I enjoyed receiving baked goods and candies from people in my church (quite obvious from the fact that I couldn’t stop snacking on them) I really, really, really liked it

52 Ways #3

Find out from his Administrative Assistant what books or periodicals he’s been wanting for his library; order a few and have them sent directly to the church. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..(cue Victorian carolers). Yes, Christmas is in the air and our thoughts turn to a nice gift for our pastor and

52 Ways #2

Week 2 – Coffee House or Restaurant Gift Card Wait.  What?  Starbucks, Peet’s, Corner Bakery or Panera Bread gift cards are of #2 importance to your pastor? No. Apart from the first week (prayer) all of the remaining 51 ways to care for your pastor are in no particular order.  Some weeks will be easy,

Leader Care

Every Friday I’ll be reposting a blog post I wrote for Standing Stone Ministry on 52 Ways to Care for Your Pastor.  We first compiled a list of ideas submitted by several people.  Then, I was tasked with creating an entertaining post for each idea.  Some I love, some are a bit hokey, but that

365 Simple #19 – Simple Sabbath

I think you’re beginning to get the idea that it is important to recognize the Sabbath in our weekly schedules.  The disciple of acknowledging a day of rest from our frenzied daily activities takes some time, but as you purposefully plan a Sabbath into your life you will notice the benefits.  You will feel more

365 Simple #12 – Simple Sabbath

Once again it is Sunday.  It is the day that I presently recognize as my Sabbath day, although it could change in the future.  Whether you celebrate from sundown Friday evening to sundown Saturday, all day Saturday, or all day Sunday it is important to establish a day that you rest from your work and

365 Simple #5 – Simple Sabbath

The concept of Sabbath is simple.  A day of rest.  Rest from the every day hurry and scurry.  Rest from work and stress.  Rest from filling every moment with activity.  Rest. My prayer is that today, you will take a day of Sabbath.  Rest.  Reflect on God, His goodness, His provision,  and His love and then just