Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Tips

News flash:  Christmas 2012 is just days away.  Are you ready? Or are you still looking for some last minute gifts? Continue Reading ->

How to Beat Holiday Stress: Manage Expectations

This is the third and final post in a series on how to beat holiday stress.  My first tip is to plan ahead.  The second tip is to set a reasonable budget.  My third and final tip is: Manage expectations – and not just yours, but also the expectations of others. Continue Reading ->

How to Beat Holiday Stress: Set a Reasonable Budget

One of the biggest causes of holiday stress is financial pressure – the feeling that you have to spend more than you can afford to provide Christmas gifts to family and friends. One way to beat it is to set a reasonable budget. And stick with it. Continue Reading ->

How to Beat Holiday Stress: Plan Ahead

Christmas is the busiest time of year for many, with all the holiday parties and events to attend. Not to mention the shopping and the pressure to buy the “perfect” gifts. All of this adds up to a lot of holiday stress which can rob you of the real joy of the Christmas season. Continue Reading ->

What Do You Want Out of Life?

I was reminded of the poem “My Wage” by Jessie B. Rittenhouse this morning, during my weekly “Man to Man Time” with my three teenage boys, where we explore issues of life purpose and planning, work, goals, dreams, and faith. Continue Reading ->

Wisdom Meets Passion

I’ve been a big fan of Dan Miller for over 10 years, and am excited about the release of his newest book, Wisdom Meets Passion. Co-written with his son, Jared Angaza, Wisdom Meets Passion will help you discover how to make a difference – and a living – from pursuing your passion. Continue Reading ->

Do You Have a Master Dream List to Keep Track of Your Ideas, Goals, Hopes and Dreams?

Last time, I promised I’d explain my Master Dream List and how I use it to keep track of all my ideas, hopes, dreams, and goals – financial, or otherwise. Continue Reading ->

Free Sabbatical Program Offers Pastors Renewal and Refreshment

More pastors and churches are realizing the benefits a pastor’s sabbatical can have to renew his or her life and ministry.  In fact, many denominations are now recommending that churches give their pastor a sabbatical after seven years of service. Continue Reading ->

Live Your New Years Resolutions One Day at a Time

My friend Mark Wilson, over at Revitalize Your Church, recently posted a great reminder on how to keep our New Years Resolutions in perspective, and how to live them out one day at a time (in How are Those Resolutions Coming?): Travel light – Don’t let the problems and pain of the past weigh you down.  Learn […] Continue Reading ->