And so we begin…(again)

I am writing this because I have been challenged enough by my wife, family and friends to write…again.  They have heard me talk about “books” that are in me – short stories, quotes, life nuggets and just good, old fashioned wisdom moments that have made me think…again.  I want to impact more than those I see everyday…again.  I want to talk about a loving God, who cares deeply about where you live each day – the joys, struggles, victories and pains…again.  I am not an evangelist, but I am sold out to live for Christ where people have no doubt whom my core is centered upon…again.

So, I am starting another writing project…again.

A Day in the Life of a Pastor…if you ever wondered what a pastor’s life is like, you might want to read it.  If you are looking for a “perfect world,” you might want to look elsewhere.  But if you want to see the the journey of being a husband, dad, grand dad, leader, mentor, pastor and mind blower…read on.  And for some of you, you might begin to see the “hope in the journey”…again.

A New Whiteboard

It begins...

“What would you do if you had a blank whiteboard and you…?”

That is one of my favorite questions to ask a person. So many times, you feel like you are imprisoned by the situation, people or even the culture of your world. Whether it is taking on a new responsibility or role, it always brings a fresh perspective when you takes it down to the bare essentials. It causes you to clarify what is most important. It forces you to develop a strategy to bring those pieces into play and even how they will work together.

“But, what if I can’t change the situation as it is?”

Great question! The answer is “you already have!” When you begin to think from a different perspective, you actually already changed the dynamic of the situation. Stay there a while – you will be surprised to see all the new ideas that will begin to flood your approach. Creativity has to be fostered. It will stagnate if you stay in the same mind set. By changing it up, you are inviting a thought process like never before.

It is January 1, 2011 (aka 1/1/11)! So let me ask you a question about you. In your life, “What would you do if you had a blank whiteboard and you…?”