The Playgrounds

Playgrounds.  That’s how I relate to the major areas of my life.  I take my life playfully serious. I have a few different playgrounds in my life.  These seem to be the major ones that I play in on a daily basis: RELATIONSHIPS (marriage, parenting, family, friends, neighbors) RECREATION (music, running, cycling, home projects, basketball with…

Life cycle of a pastor :: some resources

I’ve recently been struggling through questions of calling, effectiveness, and “next steps” (even though I feel fully affirmed by the employees I serve–and its leaders–as well as other pastoral leaders in my life).  I’m in the boat, paddling, but it seems like the waters ain’t “cute” anymore.  They’re getting faster and more complicated. Based on…

How to Form a Habit, A Scientific Approach

We become our habits, for better or worse.  Here’s a way to engage in habit formation, a virtue ethics of sorts.  [Christian Spirituality has much to offer to the formation of habits as well.  You can read any of Richard Foster or Dallas Willard’s works for more info.] Source:  http://blog.sqwiggle.com/form-habit-scientific-approach/ A great daily routine is…