Ministry Inside.18

1. You might check out this video of Angela Yee’s focus system for personal organization. (From the Nine’s event last week.) Also, you might want to look into the exclusive web content of the Nine’s. You can find these here.

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2. Do you use Evernote? I have found this tool to be so helpful. Evernote enables you to capture pictures, notes, voice memos, documents, etc. in one place. The more I use this, the more I realize how helpful this tool can be. It is especially helpful if you have the Evernote app on your phone. (I have the Evernote app on my iPhone.) Evernote is free. You might consider downloading it, watching some of the Evernote help videos, and then determine whether or not this would be helpful to you.

3. Be sure to read Karen Spears Zacharias’ wonderful post on mentoring. Very moving and inspiring. Would be great for all church leaders to read. (She regularly blogs here.)

4. I came across this wonderful quote by G. K. Chesterton recently. It is from his book, Orthodoxy . (Became aware of this through the Austin Graduate School of Theology newsletter.)

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.

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4 thoughts on “Ministry Inside.18

  1. This is why grandchildren are so fun! They are another chance to play and be young. The “empty nest” is another chance to be newly married and young! God is “forever young”! “Do you really want to live forever?” YES! Thank you, Jim!

  2. Jim, Love the quote. Especially poignant, as I think of my new little granddaughter sitting in her bouncey chair kicking her legs over and over just for fun! Especially love the last line. I never thought of it like that before!