Questions for “YES, and” Encounters.

The three questions below suggest mindfulness questions of a sort, to the art of “YES, and.” They have provided an intentional exercise for the last couple of months as I attempt to encounter all things “life” with the attitude of IMPROV and living with the YES, and attitude. What surprised … Read More

YES, and…

Last week, I was in Galveston, Texas with Ministers, Youth Directors, Christian Educators, Seminary Profs, PCUSA  leaders, and friends. I relished the opportunity to learn, be inspired, and have the chance to do some coaching. It was the annual APCE conference. Early in the week, a group of us in … Read More

A mix of “march” and “dance.”

Lead from a Different Place by Lawrence Peers      “In a recent coaching conversation, I was impressed with how well a pastor had lined up his whole church year in advance. He had themes for each month laid out neatly in a liturgical calendar with sermon topics, scriptures, and … Read More

Be mindful of what you leave behind!

It’s hot out there folks. Be mindful of what you leave behind! by Becky Morlok It’s been said the mark of a true leader is how he/she leaves you feeling after having been in their presence. Have you ever considered the wake you leave from your daily encounters with people? … Read More

No Trivial Pursuits

Welcome Guest Blogger Allen McSween A number of years ago there was a popular game called Trivial Pursuits. We used to love to play it with our family at the beach. At one point they dubbed me “The Prince of Trivia”– not a very good title for a minister of … Read More

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Ask any child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and there will be an instant answer from a source of love and joy. As age and choices increase, it becomes a challenge. As age and choices meet responsibilities and financial obligations, it’s a question no one … Read More

Messenger of love

Nana was big part of my childhood. I have such fond memories of family visits and cherished holidays in the cold Maine weather. When I was five, my family moved to North Carolina. I missed my grandmother so much. So, we began to exchange cards and letters. She always found … Read More

Who are you and what are you doing here?

Many centuries ago in the land of Israel, one of the early rabbis was returning home from a long day in the House of Study. It was later than usual, and as he walked home, the sun set. Lost deep in thought, he took the left fork instead of the … Read More

Less Than

There is a great deal of history tied up in the book of Mark*. Turn back the pages of your Bible , to 2 Kings and you can read what and why there was such a thing as a temple treasury, and why it came to be and what the Old Testament prophets had … Read More