The hardest part of most things is the starting. Once you’ve begun, the momentum of overcoming the initial immobilizing friction is enough to carry you along. This is what I’ve found when writing. Lists are easy. My mind is an ocean of skeletal thoughts, half-developed, half-understood. But to begin to put flesh on those bones, […]
A little over three years ago, I began writing here at clearingtheattic.com. At the time, I had several reasons for writing a blog. I wanted it to be a repository of helpful things that I had taught or put together for our youth ministry. I also just wanted to create a place where I could […]
Over the span of my life, I’ve gone through different phases of reading. Especially as a middle schooler and even into high schooler, I was an avid reader. In college, the pace of life, the atmosphere of dorms, and the volume of “required” reading seemed to work against my love of reading.
I just returned from my trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota where I attended the Desiring God 2011 National Conference. The focus of the conference was missions, both global and local. Here are three thoughts that I did not come up with, and which were helpful to me.
Last week, I posted three thoughts about why it is important to plan, with a specific focus on youth ministry. Today I wanted to look at some of the downsides of planning, or perhaps, planning done poorly.