Saturday Rewind: Oh Atlanta!
Ok, so last week I fell down the stairs which has resulted in me looking foolish as I walk around this week. My hope is that my heel will fully recover in time for my trip to Atlanta. Speaking of Atlanta, I am heading out early tomorrow morning and leaving Wednesday night… I’m looking forward to spending time at the Send North America Conference on Monday and Tuesday, and reconnecting with old and new friends throughout the rest of my time down there. I’d love to spend some time with you as well, shoot me a message and let’s see if we can connect!
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Here is what went on around here this week:
- Taking Care of Some Housekeeping
Fridays are typically a day that I reserve for discussing financial aspects of church leadership. While I am sorry to disappoint those that look forward to those posts, I have a handful of odds and ends that I have been putting off for a little while, and hope that you will extend a little grace my way. This is a random assortment of things that I have been meaning to share, but haven’t gotten around [...]
- Hyphenated Names & Counting Costs
Late last week NPR ran a story about what happens when people with hyphenated last names begin to think about marriage and having kids. The trend of having hyphenated last names (think Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith-Joyner) has waned a good bit over the years, the story describes it this way: Hyphenating has waned since its peak in the ’80s and ’90s, in part, experts say, because it’s become less of a feminist statement and more [...]
- What’s Appropriate or Don’t Believe I’da Told That
Every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am I join a group of groggy men to spend some time studying scripture, praying, and ingesting a good bit of caffeine. Yesterday morning we discussed the fear of the Lord, and what that looks like for us in our day to day lives. As the conversation unfolded, we began to wrestle through just what was meant by the word fear. We came to the understanding fear is not so much [...]
- Greek Yogurt and Community
I have never been one to eat a lot of yogurt. Sure, I love my tzatziki (who doesn’t?) but as far as eating yogurt straight up… that’s Theresa’s department. It is this lack of enlightenment on all things yogurt that caught me off guard this weekend when I heard a story about a big controversy in the yogurt world. According to an NPR story, there is a heated discussion between what is, and what is [...]
- Leadership in the Garden: Space to Grow
Each spring I look forward to planting my vegetable garden. It is a hobby of mine that helps me to unplug, and soak on what is going on around me. I have found that as I spend my weekends playing in the dirt, God uses the time to teach me much about life and leadership. This summer, I am writing about those lessons each Monday in a series I am calling Leadership in the Garden. When [...]
- Elsewhere: A Bible, Journal, Pen, and a Pillow?
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to guest post on Scott Couchenour’s blog, Serving Strong. Scott has a great ministry serving pastors and fighting burnout… and I love his approach to blogging. Check it out if you get a chance. Ten years ago as a student at Nyack College I sat in this same building… weary, in a headlong dash towards burnout, and frustrated. The previous six months had been a whirlwind: a move from Atlanta [...]
What did YOU learn this week?