Don’t work to “get your 8 hours in”. Break the cycle of inefficient work and help build an environment that feeds the will.
A rest ethic to accompany your work ethic.
“We came here to work,” I told my pastor. “That’s why we’re here.” Even though work is the main thing, it shouldn’t be the only thing. This is a lesson too many of us have to learn the hard way, no matter where we reside.
I’ve been a Falcons fan for as long as I can remember. When the Superbowls came each year, I’d always just pick the team with the best jerseys or the player that I liked the most; I never could find the will to really truly pull for a team from another city. And then this […]
In my experience, you’ve got to keep a positive outlook, or you’ll lose everything you’re working for. Motivational speakers = snake oil salesmen, right? We’ve all scrolled down on Facebook and seen the great speeches, the infographics, and the emotional appeals that accompany everyday social media. Most people share articles without actually reading them themselves, research has […]
Over the course of a ministry year, there are obvious ups and downs. Certain times in the year lend themselves to large-scale promotions and bringing in new contacts, and other times are better for going deeper with the relationships that one already has. The goal, through it all, is to build a strong community, strengthened […]
What can I say — I’m a fan. If you are from Atlanta, I know, you’ve heard it all by now. Why did they keep throwing the ball? Why didn’t they just take their time? I won’t get into dissecting the Super Bowl here, but I will direct your attention to a few lessons that I […]
It is common for people like us to organize things like English classes in our locations, as a way to meet people and offer a tangible service to the demographic where we serve. There are many advantages — English is a universal need in the developing world, and knowledge of English increases one’s opportunities for employment. But […]
Usually, when it comes to getting people to show up to an event, one thinks of things like fliers, posters, word-of-mouth, and telephone calls. However, in our last year here in Mostar, we’ve had 2 events attended by 100+ people, an English course with about 50 people, and we’ve hung 0 posters, handed out 0 fliers, […]
This is a piece I recently wrote for our country’s internet ministry, Bogati.net. Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Luke 9:58 Looking back in history, there is no figure as important as Jesus of Nazareth. HG Wells, the great English […]