Don’t Stop the Gushing

My sister had a sleepover at a hotel downtown. We walked into the lobby and I immediately notice a tall woman in a fantastical dress. It was a striking dress. Pink, full mid-length skirt, petite flowers everywhere. It’s a grown-up version of every little girl’s dream dress. It’s a dress fit for fairies frolicking in […]

Preventing Burnout

Ministry burnout is one of the saddest things I’ve seen. Psychological burnout, according to Wikipedia, is “long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work.” It’s not just tiredness. It’s when that tiredness, that exhaustion, seeps way deep down in your bones and settles around your heart. You don’t just lose interest in work; you lost interest […]

In the Spotlight

People in the ministry are in the spotlight. You don’t have to like it. You don’t have to agree. But it’s true. There I said it, said it like it’s set in stone. Even though ministry leaders and volunteers at times feel lonely and ignored (and are sometimes actually ignored), there’s always at least 1 […]

Giving Due Diligence

Investopedia explains, “Generally, due diligence refers to the care a reasonable person should take before entering into an agreement or a transaction with another party.” So then if you don’t give due diligence, you’re unreasonable? Maybe unprepared. Perhaps…crazy? Every November since 2005, I have been participating in NaNoWriMo. That’s the National Novel Writing Month. It’s 30 days of novel […]