What is your pastor thinking?

Have you ever wondered what your pastor is thinking about in the lead up to Easter?

As I was getting coffee this morning, a lady in line wished me luck for the weekend. It was similar to what you might say to a football player before a big game. It kind of feels that way. A big buildup, lots of nerves, hyper planning, large crowds.

But it’s not the Super Bowl. It’s a church service. A celebration of the greatest event in history. Nobody loses. Everybody wins!

So, as I’m now sitting in a bagel store (does too much of my world revolve around food?), putting the finishing touches on the Easter message, let me tell you what I’m thinking. I’ll distill it down to five words:

What’s in my toolbox?

“How do you get things done?”

That's a question I hear all the time. As a pastor, movement leader, speaker, mentor, husband, parent, grandfather (did I mention grandfather?) and amateur photographer wanna-be, things can get hectic at times.

The truth is, we are all busy. We all have limited time to accomplish the stuff we are responsible for and a few other things that we enjoy doing. How do you get things done?

For me, the key is having the right priorities, the right schedule, and the right tools.

In this post, I'll tackle how having the right tools makes my life easier.

Dude, I don’t want my black friend…

This interview was a great promo video for ARC, but it goes beyond that. I love the explanation that Jimmy Rollins gives to a conversation he had with Rick Bezet at about the 2:00 mark of the video. “Dude, I don’t want my black friend…”

I will be having a Ministry Hangout on Wednesday, April 9 at 2pm EDT. Jimmy Rollins is one of the guests and we will be talking about diversity in the church. You can watch it HERE.