Mountaintop Momentum for 2017

Similar to this blog post, there is the occasional ministerial idea with which one struggles with knowing where to start. What committee can coordinate this? Is there enough in the budget for this? If so, what line-item do we use? Who’s an expert on this subject? What...
LOL = R&R

LOL = R&R

While some watch sports or cooking shows, I am slightly obsessed with well-written comedies. So much so, that my friends threw me a shower that was themed Saturday Night Live. There was a “Mom Jeans” skit and more Chris Farley impersonations than one could imagine....
Traditions on the Go: Cue Cards of Christmas

Traditions on the Go: Cue Cards of Christmas

An extremely rare occurrence is on my calendar for this week.  I get to have lunch with my dear friend, Lindsay. Our friendship extends over a decade, but due to the busyness of life, we have not connected in a while. I want to make the most of our time together.  As...

Full Schedule, Fruitful Life

Be Busy, not Overwhelmed. It is said that pieces of our lives are like fridge magnets. Each one is always present on the door, but they get shifted around-often. After time away at a conference, one might shift her off-day as to assure time to reconnect with her...
How to Become a Kidmin Productivity Ninja

How to Become a Kidmin Productivity Ninja

Is your desk papered with Post It Notes? Do you have multiple legal pads with lists written on them? When you are working on something or participating in a meeting, are you thinking about all the work you are not doing? Me too. Every fall, the pace of ministry...
Book Review: Rising Strong

Book Review: Rising Strong

Recently I finished reading the book Rising Strong by Brene Brown. Many of you have probably already seen Dr. Brown present at TED or the Global Leadership Summit. Her TED talks have garnered millions of views – which is uncanny, given her subject matter of...
An Ode to My Donaghy

An Ode to My Donaghy

An Ode to My Donaghy; The Dance of a Senior Pastor & a Children’s Pastor Like Liz Lemon on NBC’s “30 Rock”, I too have been richly blessed by the professional friendship of a suave, very-opposite-of-me mentor who has been in the biz for quite a while. For...
Has Kidmin Become Monocultural?

Has Kidmin Become Monocultural?

I’ve been reading, praying, and processing through the events our nation witnessed last week, considering their impact on children’s and family ministry. In many ways, I’ve been hoping other wiser, experienced kidmin leaders would lend their voice to these issues. In...