How to Support Pastors in a Normal Week

We’re just wrapping up two of the busiest seasons in the church year – Christmastide and Eastertide. Pastors and church workers have spent hours working on sermons, planning services, printing and folding bulletins, coordinating volunteers, besides maintaining their regular schedules and obligations, and spending time with their families, sleeping, and eating. I have friends from… Continue reading How to Support Pastors in a Normal Week

Attitude Reflects Leadership

In the movie┬áRemember the Titans, there is a memorable scene where the captain Gary of the newly racially integrated football team, the Titans, has to interview one of the black players to learn about his family. After three-a-day practices and lots of tension on the team, the conversation isn’t quite polite. Julian tells the white… Continue reading Attitude Reflects Leadership

Give Us This Day

And give us this day, our daily bread. These familiar words from The Lord’s Prayer/The Our Father found in Matthew 6 are stitched on a cross-stitch that used to hang above my grandma’s kitchen table. Now it hangs above ours. The phrase makes me think of three things. The first one has to do with… Continue reading Give Us This Day