It’s been a great couple of weeks of vacation. Kids got off school late this year, and since I had some vacation time available, I’ve been off as well.
Today is the first day that’s like our normal schedule: cleaning, hockey for Josiah, and thinking about tomorrow’s sermon (prepared a couple of weeks ago).
Some random things I’ve been thinking about the past couple of weeks:
- I love preaching, but I really do not crave being the center of attention. For some reason I’ve been thinking about how this takes away some of the joy of preaching for me.
- I’ve been reading iCon about Steve Jobs. Jobs is a flawed man with three things going for him: persistence, drive, and somehow being around the right people at the right time. It’s been a good book, because Jobs has alternated between being a colossal success and failure. Sometimes there’s not much difference. Hard to imagine anyone changing three industries (computer, movies, and music) as much as he has.
- I’ve also been reading Mike Slaughter’s Momentum for Life. It’s a good book to kick off the New Year.
- How do some people, like Tim Challies, get so much done in a day? He has at least one substantial post a day, reads and reviews books like crazy, runs his own business, and has a family. It’s something.
- I have a column that’s going to be starting soon in Christian Week, every three issues. Looking forward to it.
- I’ve been thinking about this article on the Missional Church. It’s a good one.