I enjoy to learn new words in other languages when there is not a word in the English language to describe. Sobremesa is a word to describe a Spanish tradition of relaxing at the table after a heavy meal. Beginning after dessert is provided, it usually last an hour or half an hour. During long … Continue reading Sobremesa: The Art of an Intimate Meal
Pastor Russ Taylor serves leaders and pastors in their roles today as a counselor, advisor and confidant from his years of experience in ministry, pastoring and missions work. I have asked Pastor Russ Taylor to provide wisdom for these times we are facing. "Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, … Continue reading Wednesday’s Word from the Wise
We are four days into the self-quarantine. This is a new norm it appears. What appeared as if it was going to be for two weeks could last for two months or even more. We are preparing for the long haul.
“It is? I forgot about that!” replied a shocked corporate executive and leader in our church after I reminded him one of God’s top ten, the ten commandments, is to honor and remember the Sabbath. He had been raised in a home like I had where going to church was not an option and we were enjoying a breakfast together one morning. “I know!” I shot back. "I forgot too!"
I recently returned from the Dallas area where I was attending a leadership retreat. The leader of the retreat stopped early on the second day with a word of encouragement for the group. He shared his military experience and how the term 'at ease' is actually a command. When the highest ranking office in the room sees a higher ranking office about the enter the room, he or she yells to the rest "Attention!"
By mid-June, I knew I was in trouble. I told my wife and I told my staff I was in dangerous territory. I hadn't done anything wrong. I possessed no wrong motives but circumstances around me since the beginning of 2018 were choking me physically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually. They had been more than … Continue reading Ruthlessly Eliminating Hurry | A Personal Lesson
Walking slow has been one of the hardest things I am learning to do.