Simple Time Managment System

This is a re-post from November, but it is back by request. Several people have asked me lately how I accomplish as much as I do. Here’s my plan:

If you aren’t doing so already, I want to encourage you to plan your week for efficiency. Every Monday (or Sunday night if you prefer), as the first thing you do, consider the week ahead. Follow this formula:
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Tribute to Church Volunteers

This morning something I already knew was reinforced. We have some of the most awesome volunteers in the world at Grace Community Church. It takes 150 or more volunteers each week to make a Sunday work. All our volunteers give selflessly to the vision of Grace from the parking lot, to working with children, to greeting and the stage crew. Their dedication each week amazes me. […] Continue Reading…

An Example of Simple, Child-Like Faith

Recently some friends of ours 12-year-old pug was lost in their neighborhood. The dog has numerous health problems, so they naturally assumed the worst. They were obviously upset about it and asked us to pray. Thankfully a few days later they found their pug. I wanted to share the story of how their 3-year-old son reacted to the dog’s disappearance. […] Continue Reading…

Governor John Huntsman New Ambassador to China

All indications are that President Obama will name Governor John Huntsman of Utah as the next ambassador to China. He does speak some Chinese and has an adopted daughter from China, so at first glance he appears a good fit. The two-term widely popular governor, however, is reportedly a Mormon, a Republican and a fiscal conservative, and he backed John McCain in the presidential election. It was rumored that he could have been a cabinet member had McCain been elected and some have thought he may appear as a Republican candidate for president in 2012. […] Continue Reading…

Economic Good News: Not All Domestic Car Dealers Suffering

The simple fact is that economies like this cause all companies (and churches) to get better, refine what they offer, or close. The organizations who survive will be stronger and better, creating real value to the economy through jobs, local investments, owner equity and long-term growth. […] Continue Reading…

I’m Just A Pastor, What Do I Know?

Guess what? I don’t’ know everything. I don’t know everything about the Bible, about God, about life’s problems, about death and the afterlife, sometimes I don’t even know everything there is to know about me. (Actually that happens many times.) In fact, sometimes in my church I’m the last one to know anything. Sometimes people avoid telling me things either because they think I already know or they don’t want me to know. […] Continue Reading…

20 Reasons I Love My Momma…

This year, instead of another card that someone else wrote, I decided to make my own Happy Mother’s Day tribute. My mother is one of the greatest women I know. I am blessed to have her for a mother. She is the picture of a Proverbs 31 woman. She is strong, hard working, loving, and kind. Here are 20 random things I love about my Momma: […] Continue Reading…

Twitter is Great for Introverts, and other thoughts about Introverts

Twitter works well for me because it allows me to express my thoughts as they occur, which are also why they appear so random at times. Extroverts need to understand that even though an Introvert may not say anything, it doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to say. When I have a thought, I can quickly express it in a 140 characters or less through Twitter, which automatically updates my Facebook page. Longer thoughts can be expressed on my blog. Twitter gives me an outlet I didn’t previously have to express myself, without invading my need for introversion. […] Continue Reading…