Do you feel you’re being asked to give too much, too often?

How many of you are living paycheck to paycheck? What do I mean by “paycheck to paycheck”?  What I mean is that you need that paycheck to keep coming in order to pay your bills.  If you don’t get that paycheck, you won’t be able to pay bills, buy groceries, etc.  Does that describe yourContinue reading “Do you feel you’re being asked to give too much, too often?”

Advice to a new young pastor (and what all of us can learn from it)

On July 1, 2008 I became the senior pastor of Faith Church.  I was scared.  What had I gotten myself into?  I had been youth/associate pastor at the church for the previous six years.  The youth group was awesome, and I had a ministry umbrella over me, deflecting the rain of difficulty, responsibility, and leadership.Continue reading “Advice to a new young pastor (and what all of us can learn from it)”

Do you need a spiritual HIIT trainer?

Have you heard of HIIT?  High Intensity Interval Training.  This winter my workout partners and I have done some HIIT workouts.  They’re really tiring.  You exercise hard for 20 secs, take a 10 sec rest, and then exercise again, rest again, etc.  We’ve done a variety of exercises and work/rest patterns, and every time weContinue reading “Do you need a spiritual HIIT trainer?”

How to stop the drama in your life

Are you a drama magnet?  A drama queen?  None of us likes to admit it, so maybe I should ask “Has anyone ever told you that you are a drama queen?”  Have you ever looked at your life and thought, “Why does drama seem to follow me around?”  In my post last week, I sharedContinue reading “How to stop the drama in your life”