Are You Average Enough?

When thinking about equipping a local church for ministry, rather than trying to capture professional-level skills in part time and volunteer people, perhaps the more effective leadership technique is to aim for cost-effectiveness; that is, what effective implementation of this vision can be attained using people with average skillsets?

Recognizing the details

Most people don’t just come out and tell you how they are feeling. But they have a story, and sometimes it is reaching a climax right there when they are silently standing beside you. Ministry–life–is paying attention to a person’s story.

Is Working at a Church Bad for Your Faith?

Why is it that working at a church is so draining on a person’s faith? Am I alone in this, or is there a strong correlation between giving yourself away in local church ministry and struggling to maintain an active connection with the God of the universe?

A Mother’s Day Video Present

I love all of the wonderful moms in my family! This was a present from afar for this year, as I sit in TN alone – a little memory from this Easter’s Easter Egg Hunt.

The Amazing Canon DSLR

This is the video that sold me on buying a Canon DSLR last spring. I haven’t gotten to use it much this year so far, but hope to again soon. Meanwhile I continue to find inspiration with videos like this one. The creator’s notes follow.

Time is the Reel That Projects Our Life Story

If your life were suddenly a feature film, what story would it tell? Would it be a drama, a comedy? A dramedy? Would it be an inspirational underdog tale or a quiet character study? Would it be short and boring? Would it be, as Don Miller says, a movie about buying a Volvo?