The pre-New Year post

This week we’ve spent time examining the wins of 2009, what we’ve learned, and what we would do over. On this final day of 2009, it’s time to start looking forward. Set goals, make plans, and decide in advance how you want to answer the questions of the past few days when you come to December 31, 2010. What do you want to accomplish in 2010? What do you want to be proud of? What wins do you want to have experienced? What do you want to have learned? Who do you want to have... Read More

The post-Christmas post (part 3)

So far this week we’ve thought about the wins and the learns from 2009. Today, consider the do-overs. What do you wish you could get a mulligan on? Think through big-picture things like programming, scheduling, and events, and even drill down to minutiae like conversations and personal exchanges. What caused you the most negative stress this year? How might it have been avoided?When things didn’t go exactly right, how were they rectified?Did any of these situations turn out to be... Read More

The post-Christmas post (part 2)

Yesterday, we began a time of relaxing and reflecting on 2009 by examining the wins. Today, think about what you learned this past year. What books were significant to you?What blogs or e-magazines did you discover that helped feed your knowledge?What conversations took place that left you intellectually stimulated and creatively charged up? What took place in your ministry that caused you to rethink things and make changes for the better? Spend an hour today pondering the ways your brain was... Read More

The post-Christmas post (part 1)

Do you feel like you need to take a breath? Did you work yourself to death last week, planning and hosting and being with family then scramble to manage your ministry’s Christmas program then turn right around to face Sunday again only to have a new week start today? It’s no wonder you’re exhausted! So relax. Take a deep breath. Or five. Commit this week to relaxing and reflecting. Today, reflect on the 2009 in your life and in your ministry, and think about all the things... Read More

The Prince of Peace

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) We at reThink wish you and your families the happiest of Christmases. We hope the days are merry and bright for you and the families you serve! We’ll be taking a break from the blog for a couple of days but we’ll return after the holiday. Merry... Read More