An Easter Reflection

I love most every holiday. Food, friends (most years!), decorations–it’s all wonderful. But my favorite holiday is Easter. And my favorite part of Easter is the Sunrise Service. It’s a disappointment to me when the service gets moved inside because of the weather (too...

Is Your Job a Ministry?

I know I’ve been guilty of thinking that the only people in “ministry” are missionaries, church staff, and people who work for religious non-profits. But I’m pretty sure ANY job can be a ministry if you come at it right. I recently needed to...

Conducting a fret assessment

You’ve probably heard of organizations conducting threat assessments. The idea is to determine the credibility and seriousness of a potential threat. Say, of a hurricane damaging or destroying a coastal business, or of a terrorist attack crippling a city. And,...

Skipping Ahead to Read the Ending

The days between Christmas and New Year’s have always felt a little off to me. The BIG DEAL holiday is over but there’s still this lesser holiday to kind of ease us on into January . . . But who wants to move into January? Sure the days are slightly...