Why Renovate?

Over the past year, I’ve frequently heard people ask the question, “Why renovate?” I respect the question and will answer it, but I’d love to pose another question first. “Why not renovate?” One of the things I’ve learned from 20 years of ministry is to always look at...

Behind the Scenes Part 4 – Managing Expectations

Do you ever feel pressure from all the expectations put upon you? Do you add to that pressure with your own personal expectations? I totally do that; but the person who does it more than anyone else I know is my wife. I know I have a reputation of being a driven...

Behind the Scenes Part 3 – Managing the Schedule

Have you ever asked yourself why time management is so difficult? I’ve been to countless seminars and read many books on the subject, but I still struggle with it. I’m great at creating my schedule… sticking to it is a whole other kettle of fish (as my British...

Behind the Scenes Part 2 – Managing Responsibility

Throughout the years, my kids have said, “You’re the boss; you can do whatever you want.” I must be doing it wrong because I rarely do whatever I want! To be honest, I almost always remind them that bad bosses do whatever they want; good bosses do whatever’s best. Bad...

Behind the Scenes Part 1: Managing the Tension

Do you remember the Most Likely To Succeed categories in your High School Yearbook? I can assure you, I was never nominated for the Most Likely To Be A Pastor category! I don’t come from a long line of pastors; my dad had a Mohawk in high school. Why do I tell you...

Lighten up…

Do you ever talk to yourself? Of course you do… we all do. I think I talk to myself more than most. Except, maybe, for my wife and daughter! My internal dialogue typically revolves around three primary subjects: my relationship with God; my relationship with others;...

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