Single Men – Manage Your Household Well

In 1 Timothy 3, Paul writes of (potential) elders in the church: “4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?”  At first blush, we might think that this is onlyContinue reading “Single Men – Manage Your Household Well”

Seven Times a Day do I Praise You

During my sabbatical, I wanted to try a new spiritual discipline, and I chose fixed-hour prayer.  Fixed-hour prayer can mean many things depending on person/group, but what they all have in common is that at specific times during the day, you stop what you are doing and pray.  Here are some variations on that: FolksContinue reading “Seven Times a Day do I Praise You”

Opportunity Cost – Focus + Time

So, yesterday, I talked about multitasking and how I’m leaving it behind.  Well, this post will be short because I’m piggy backing off of yesterday’s in order to say that you can waste time in two ways.  As we saw yesterday, you can multitask it and lose it by not being available, attentive, present toContinue reading “Opportunity Cost – Focus + Time”

Killing it at Multitasking OR Being Killed by Multitasking

Well, I promised that I would be sharing lessons learned from my sabbatical with you.  You’ll notice as we walk through these over the following days/weeks, that some will be pretty basic lessons (perhaps that I should have learned years ago) while others will be deeper waters.  Some spiritual, some habitual (though with spiritual ramifications). Continue reading “Killing it at Multitasking OR Being Killed by Multitasking”

The Prodigal Son…on day two

Hello, my name is Phineas…some people call me the “prodigal son.”  At least, they use to.  You see, yesterday, I came home.  It took me about 3 weeks to make the journey back from the far country, but I made it.  And honestly, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind.  You probably heard about theContinue reading “The Prodigal Son…on day two”

Sabbatical Reflections

Greetings, friends!  It’s been a long time, I know.  You may or may not know that I was on Sabbatical the last 3 months of 2019.  That’s why I disappeared here, but it’s also why I’m writing now. I’ve been in full-time ministry, essentially, since 2001.  During those 18.5 years, I’ve ministered to youth andContinue reading “Sabbatical Reflections”