Here are 5 areas I’ve been spending my time lately.
1. Old Testament:
I’ve been reading through the OT this past month. I made it through the Law and now into the King David stuff. The God of the OT was incredibly patience. That is good news for me.
2. Finish Line:
Should be sending final package to the printer for Passion is Not Enough in the next week! So thankful for everyone that has been a part of this project for me. Couldn’t have done it alone. I love crossing finish lines. Being more of a self-proclaimed starter, I want to shift to being a finisher. It’s way more rewarding.
3. Hand Written:
I’m trying to write more hand written notes to thank people and encourage them. I found a few that people had written me and they are way better than an email. You should try it.
4. Tim Keller:
If you are not listening to his podcast, you are missing out. My time in the car lately has been so enriching because of his teaching. His teaching is so different from what I normally listen to. Maybe that’s part of why I love it so much. It’s worth your time.
5. Jud Whilhite:
I’ve gotten a lot of Jud lately, which is a very good thing. Jud was our speaker for our latest Backstage Leadership session. My favorite parts of the session were: he laughed a lot, he was humble enough to say he didn’t know to a few questions, he gave great insight when he did answer questions, and when he was done I felt like we could have talked more for hours.
For all church planters (or those that have ever considered planting), we are having a special Backstage Church Planters session with Mark Batterson and Pete Wilson. Signups are underway.