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Pray Before You Plan

Pray Before You Plan (Audio) It’s amazing all the plans we make, and then we tell God, and he just chuckles… When you jumpstart your schedule and you fail to take a measure of God’s intention for your day, then you are simply opening yourself up to great opportunities for failure! Why? Seek first for…

A Productive Goal

A Productive Goal: (Audio) I know you think it’s a “Blue” Monday. The weekend has just passed and you are not ready to face this week. But I have a challenge for you. Think quickly to next Friday evening and consider what you plan to accomplish this week. Now. Put your shoulder to the wheel…

Operative Key Words

Operative Key Words At a KINEO Church planning session last night, repeatedly, key words rattled through my brain as we listened to the challenge for the day. Words I’ve heard and used before, but there was a difference. This time, a rhetorical question was asked of me along the lines of, “What would you do…

No Real Shortcuts

I can hear you now! I have a shortcut to work… or a cooking shortcut… or a faster way to…. or a better way…. And, if you have an IT perspective, you would say that is bunk… Every program has a shortcut to some longer action by knowing the particular keystrokes to accomplish the same…

Countdown… Each and Every Day…

As a child, I remember countdowns… (Most of this blog is from several years ago but is applicable today.) Christmas School Starts Vacation Swimming Go-Cart riding Trail Biking Birthday Rocket Launches Dinner Sitter Ball games Grandparents Lake Murvaul Ace 6 Flags You know, “Are we there yet?” kind of events. Antsy… (Ants in your pants)…

Morning til' Night

Successfully Navigating The Expected and Unexpected From morning till night, our schedule is often a busy mishmash of tasks. Some are important, others are not, but each has a priority, start time, and an ending. Even the simplest of task can require maximum effort and seemingly has little payback in satisfaction of a job well…