Here’s my confession: I enjoy piecing together jigsaw puzzles. I’m still not sure whether my affinity for puzzles parallels my work as a pastor, but … [Read more...] about Life in Pieces: Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle
Remembering a Staff Colleague
I’m conducting a memorial service this week for a former staff colleague, and it has caused me to give thought to what makes for a healthy … [Read more...] about Remembering a Staff Colleague
Ministry in the Meantime and Mean Time
Ministry happens in the meantime and in the mean time. The meantime is a season of sometimes bewildering change and troubling transitions. It’s an … [Read more...] about Ministry in the Meantime and Mean Time
Are you living on the right side of Easter?
Easter changes everything. Like no other part of the Christian faith, the story of Easter is at the heart of what makes our faith unique and … [Read more...] about Are you living on the right side of Easter?
A Pastor’s Prayer for Pastors
Gracious and Loving God, Today I come to you as a pastor praying for pastors. I pray for all men and women from every walk of faith who are called … [Read more...] about A Pastor’s Prayer for Pastors
Blind Spots and Headaches
Have you ever experienced a migraine headache? Across my life, I have struggled with occasional migraines. Thankfully, they have diminished in both … [Read more...] about Blind Spots and Headaches
When Church Gets it Right
As soon as I walked into the church building, I felt it. The day was significant. In fact, it’s what brought me here. The preparation was obvious. … [Read more...] about When Church Gets it Right
Which parking spot for you?
Among the critical questions every minister and staff needs to ask as we begin a new year is this one: Which parking spot will you choose? Clearly, … [Read more...] about Which parking spot for you?