52X7: Phase Four Goals

Here are my goals for the fourth phase of 52x7 in 2013. As a reminder, here's the plan: Pick a goal or two in each of the 7 areas of life. (E.G. Physical = Working out 4 days a week.) Crush said goals for 52 days. Drop the ones I hate at the end of … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Four Goals

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52X7: Phase One Goals

As promised, here are my goals for the first phase of 52x7 in 2013. As a reminder, here's the plan: Pick a goal or two in each of the 7 areas of life. (E.G. Physical = Working out 4 days a week.) Crush said goals for 52 days. Drop the ones I hate at the … Continue reading 52X7: Phase One Goals

The In Between

With my last day at Parma Lutheran Church this past Sunday and my first official day at Epiphany Lutheran Church not until June 16th, I am for the time being in what I am lovingly referring to as the (very brief) season of in between. Believe it or not, this is the longest season (12 … Continue reading The In Between

Music Monday: “God Be With You”

We sang this song as the closing hymn in worship a few weeks ago. As I was already in the midst of transitioning out of ministry in the congregation, my eyes welled up, I got choked up, and I had to stop singing and just listen to the voices around me. This is my prayer … Continue reading Music Monday: “God Be With You”

Transitional Leadership for Youth Ministry: Saying Goodbye

I have never been very good at goodbyes. Yet, the time has come, and this week will be one of goodbyes. I feel like I have been working so hard over the past eight weeks to prepare for this, and yet I know that it is still going to be the hardest part of the transition … Continue reading Transitional Leadership for Youth Ministry: Saying Goodbye

Friday Five: May 27, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: I am currently in the middle of my last seminary paper--an exegetical study of Hebrews 3:1-6 (see why I saved it for last?). Let me tell you, I don't think I have ever had a more difficult time starting, working on, and finishing a paper. Call it senioritis if you want. … Continue reading Friday Five: May 27, 2011