By the time you read this, the “peaceful transition of power,” one of the hallmarks of our democracy, will be in process or will have occurred. New … [Read more...] about Pebbles in Your Pocket
Recently my friend, Joe, and I were playing golf in Dallas. Inevitably when we play our conversation turns to church. Joe is a trusted friend and … [Read more...] about How Do Leaders Become Leaders?
Anyone feeling anxious? A better question: anyone NOT feeling anxious? God’s people in the 21st century suffer a serious malady. We mouth the words … [Read more...] about High Anxiety
Here are ten words/phrases that I would prefer not to experience … [Read more...] about Choose Your Words Carefully
Be surrounded by the things you love. I’m immersed in a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Kondo is Japanese and has … [Read more...] about Tidying Up the Church
I have three children, they are teenagers now, but I remember when each of them was an infant, and they were crying … or screaming, I really wished … [Read more...] about Take a deep breath . . . over and over
January is a typical month for giving attention to one’s body after the gluttony of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The airwaves are full of … [Read more...] about How Do We Describe a Healthy Church?
My friend, Dr. Bill Wilson, loves to quote the words to a favorite old hymn. “O soul, are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you … [Read more...] about Things We Never Needed
“What a long time it can take to become the person one has always been!” Thus says Parker Palmer in his book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the … [Read more...] about When the Way Up is Down