I like lists!  Before I go to bed I make a list of what I need to do the next day. Sometimes I take the main headings and do sub points under those headings.  In the course of the day if something comes up that must be addressed that didn’t make the list; I add it just to have the joy of crossing it off again!  Why do I do that?  I like to be well planned. Our … [Read more...]

I LOVE this time of year…warmer weather, sunshine, green things sprouting.  Being a summer kind of gal, I always feel sense of renewal and even “healing” in my body this time of year. Easter also reminds me of “new” life spiritually. As you reflect on Easter (see here for a great article that might be helpful as you lead groups during the Easter season) you … [Read more...]

In the previous post, we talked about asking the right ministry questions and preparing ourselves spiritually for ministry. Now let’s consider the “what not” to do in ministry. As lead in a ministry area, we often learn more by our mistakes than we do our successes. Stop and just list a few of your own lessons from failure that impacted your life and ministry. OK, I know this is … [Read more...]