On several occasions I have received requests for assistance that I am not able to fulfill due to the nature of the request. The request often involve being asked to "solve a problem" for the person asking. These requests come from a misunderstanding of what a minister is, and what exactly a minister does, or … Continue reading The Responsibility of Ministry
So many things seem to be happening lately, I am having a hard time keeping up. This year seems to be flying by. I can't believe it's June already, and mid-summer is upon us already. There are so many things I want to write about, and so little time to write with everything going on. … Continue reading Time Flies With the Winds of Change
So my long work weekend is done, and my work week is almost over. One of the things about my job is that I get to see a lot of people all the time. Some are regulars, some just stop in, then leave and I never see them again. But even in those 30 seconds, … Continue reading Gratitude versus Demand
It's late. Or early, depending on which end of the day you are looking at it from. Personally, I'm trying to wind down from a busy night at work, so I can sleep before my long couple of days coming up. But, it's giving me time to think, and remember. Many years ago, when I … Continue reading Walking a Long Path
As often happens, today's post comes from lessons and experiences in my own life, and being a minister who performs weddings regularly, that means there's a lot of experience. But today's lesson isn't just from performing weddings, it's also from my own personal life....and watching my successes and failures, learning from my mistakes. But just … Continue reading What’s In A Marriage?
Over the last month or so, as things have time and events have twisted and turned, and settled and unsettled, I've seen a particular subject come up on several occasions, and I think now is the time to bring it up for discussion. At first, it may seem as though the two specific circumstances may … Continue reading Declining Passions
Many years ago, I walked away from a potential career in a field that I had loved because I had a major falling out with the actions of one editor. I would not accept her apologizing for the student newspaper telling the truth. I've never regretted the decision I made that day. Journalism in any … Continue reading Sensationalism Run Amuck
Many of us will remember as children being told what to, and what not to talk about with others. Many times, I remember being yelled at by my mother for talking about, what to me, seemed like a small incident or occurrence in the house. What made it worse for me, is that somehow the … Continue reading The Value of Friendship
When we hear a message over and over, whether it is from the same source, or multiple sources, our immediate ego reaction is to maybe get irritated, tune it out, try and ignore it. We may even actively start speaking against it. When this happens, when we hear the same message repeated, it usually indicates … Continue reading Repeating the Same Message
So yesterday I wrote about employers, and how many of them are failing their employees. Today, I'm reversing the view, and I'm going to discuss how employees can do better. In this case, I don't care what size or type of company you work for. I've seen drama everywhere! And the first mistake of most … Continue reading Workplace DramaRama – It’s a Theater Funhouse!