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?
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
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?
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 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