5 Things Procrastination Will Cost You and How to Fight it
(This article first appeared at Crosswalk.com) The pandemic gave procrastinators an excellent source of excuses, many legitimate. In fact, I meant to write this article sooner but, you know, the quarantine and Hamilton on Disney+ and all. Those of us who struggle with procrastination can become adept rationalizers. Miss a deadline? We’ll just hit the “extended deadline.” Miss an opportunity … Read More
A List of 25 Creative Ideas for Ministry During a Pandemic
Crosswalk.com recently published a list I gathered of 25 ideas for creative church ministry during a pandemic. Personal Prayer Art Ministry Online If there was ever a time that the old adage “the Church is not a building” rings true, it was during the pandemic. In many cases, the congregation couldn’t even go near the church building because of stay-at-home … Read More
God Doesn’t Give Us Courage
God often gives us strength, but he invites us to take courage. Here are 8 tips on how to do that. (This article appears on Crosswalk.com and the Salem Network.) “But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at (Paul’s) side and said, ‘Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must … Read More
What if Some Art Never Existed?
The movie “Yesterday” tells the story of a struggling singer/songwriter who, after a freak worldwide blackout/time shift, seems to be the only person who remembers the songs of the Beatles. In this new reality the band and their music never existed. He transcribes and records the Beatle’s songs from memory and becomes one of the worlds biggest rock stars. Along … Read More
Do You Ever Feel Stuck?
(This appears at Crosswalk.com) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV Does it ever … Read More