How to Not Be Overwhelmed by Your To-Do List

How to Not Be Overwhelmed by Your To-Do List

Although it was said back in the 1980s, this quote from one of my favorite people best sums up the state of our lives today: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” —Ferris Bueller One way we can accomplish this is through a to-do list. How To-Do Lists Help You Sleep I read a study focused on people who have trouble sleeping. The research suggested your brain’s natural tendency towards keeping you alive sometimes can keep you from falling... Read More
3 Easy Tips to Prepare for Orange Conference like an Expert

3 Easy Tips to Prepare for Orange Conference like an Expert

Are you ready for The Orange Conference? I’m not just asking if you’ve purchased your ticket. I’m checking to see if you are really ready for all this conference has to offer. Do some work today so you are prepared to leave, learn, and return with all that God has in store for you.  Prepare to Take Off: Make a List  Open up your phone or pull out a notepad and begin your Orange Conference list. Write down everything you need to do to be away. Items might include: select breakouts download the... Read More
How To Simplify Your Week

How To Simplify Your Week

by Gina Abbas Fall. Is. Here. If you are anything like me, you’ve already had your first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks—they started selling them on Tuesday, September 8. I love fall. I even have a “Fall, I LOVE YOU” Pinterest board. Fall is also stressful because it’s so busy. I don’t have six interns or a full-time admin assistant to whom I can delegate a ton of tasks. In the midst of Costco runs for 100 bottles of Orange Crush Soda and 30 packages of hotdogs on top of retreat... Read More
Four Simple Steps You Can Take To Prep For VBS

Four Simple Steps You Can Take To Prep For VBS

by Abbey Carr In just a few days, we’ll be staring down the face of Memorial Day weekend. While this is a great opportunity to reflect on the lives of men and women who have served our country, it also signals something else for children’s ministry leaders around the world. The imminent countdown to VBS. The to-do lists grow at an unprecedented pace. The volunteer list continues to grow and shrink . . . morphing into the final listing of the finest people who will serve arm-in-arm with you and... Read More