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 the Covid-19 Pandemic

Crosswalk.com recently published a list I gathered of 25 ideas for creative church ministry during the 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’s now. In most cases, the congregation can’t even go near the church building because of stay-at-home mandates and social … Read More

7 Surprising Benefits of Sadness

(This article was published at Crosswalk.com) Is your smile feeling a little strained lately? Worried that your joy cup doesn’t always “runneth over?” You might be relieved to know that God doesn’t expect Christians to be “happy” all the time.  In fact, he fully expects us to experience sadness. I know, sadness is not a “positive and encouraging” topic. Nobody … Read More

Going Through Tough Times? Here’s Some Encouragement

During a recent doctor’s visit my friend Bunnie was given 9 months to live. Most people would be devastated, but Bunnie went home, put on her glitter eyebrows and rabbit face paint, and went to work. Bunnie is a professional clown. She delights in bringing joy to anyone she meets. The ominous diagnosis from the doctors (lung cancer, round two; … Read More

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