I really enjoy blogging- both writing and reading. It is one of the better usages of the world wide web. My problem is being able to do it consistently. I marvel at guys like Bobby Valentine, Matt Dabbs, John Dobbs, Trey Morgan and others who are able to maintain quality posting.
Just in case you did not know the last two mentioned will be co-teaching a couple of classes at the Tulsa Workshop on Christian blogging. Should be interesting. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend.
Blogging (much like other things- say- working out at the gym) is about time management. Lately my time has been managed for me- between family, ministry and my MMin. work.
But I am not complaining. This weekend my daughter Taylor turned seven. She is a Valentine baby and we celebrated at a local pet store (Yes, pet stores host b’day parties now) which was fun. She also had her ears pierced- which dad was not quite ready for!
At Gateway, we have seen an increase in benevolence requests. We have set up a task force to deal with this and to redefine our focus in this area. Early this morning one lady- whom we had been helping- from the homeless community was found dead under an oak tree in front of our building. Often we feel quite overwhelmed in our efforts to address the needs that are out there.
Later this month we will be hosting the President and First Lady of Lipscomb University, Randy and Rhonda Lowery. Rhonda will be spending the weekend as the resource speaker for our annual Ladies Retreat and Randy will speak to us on the following Sunday.
For my latest class in my MMin. program, I am writing a research paper on how the divorce of a preacher effects a congregation. I am discovering that there are not a great deal of resources available on this topic.
As always- thanks for dropping in!