Last June my church offered me a sabbatical - a time for rest, education, and reflection. It was kinda like being given an elephant. Sounds like a great gift at the time…but umm, now what do I do with it? Just how should I plan my pastor sabbatical? … [Read more...] about How Should I Plan My Pastor Sabbatical?
5 Unique and Free Things to Do in Chicago
Traveling on a pastor's budget can be a challenge sometimes - especially when going to large cities like Chicago, where EVERYTHING seems to be so expensive. From hotels to parking to restaurants to museums and other attractions, a trip to Chicago can cost you a small fortune. But here are five unique and fun FREE things to do in Chicago on your next trip. … [Read more...] about 5 Unique and Free Things to Do in Chicago
Would You Ever Move to a Tropical Island?
Have you ever thought of selling it all and making the move to a tropical island? It's been on my mind recently, from totally out of the blue. I was chatting with an acquaintance a couple of days ago, who said he was heading to the Caribbean next week for vacation. I asked him where he was headed and he said "Nevis Island." I told him I had never heard of Nevis before, … [Read more...] about Would You Ever Move to a Tropical Island?
Why Pre-paying for a Hotel Room is Not a Good Idea
This week I pre-paid for a three-night's stay at the Baymont Hotel in Franklin, Tennessee and saved about 15% off the regular rate. Based on what I experienced during my stay, I don't think pre-paying for a hotel for more than one night is a good idea. … [Read more...] about Why Pre-paying for a Hotel Room is Not a Good Idea
Drury Hotels – A Great Hotel for Family and Business Travel
Drury Hotels has just become one of my new favorite hotels for family and business travel, after our stay this week at the Drury Inn & Suites in Flagstaff, Arizona. … [Read more...] about Drury Hotels – A Great Hotel for Family and Business Travel