Most of you know I’ve been absent most of July since my wife had a stroke. But I’m slowly getting back into life and ministry.
This post is twofold: an update on Jan and a comment on the state of affairs in our country.
Jan is progressing more slowly than the therapists would like, but she is talking more and beginning to make a sentence now and then. Yesterday she actually picked up the spoon and fed herself once. That’s a start. She is holding her cup now and drinking on her own. But she is still bedridden.
I’m at the point of trying to find my way forward with life. Everything I read says I have to put a life together for myself. Not an easy feat when you live with a stroke victim, who I doubt will ever be able to come home.
Now to the state of affairs in our country. Two words sum it up: childish mess.
So now is a good time for some of you to either re-read or purchase our book, Ministry in Hard Times, published by Abingdon. It will provide you a way forward in turbulent times like we are going through.
Here are the contents:
- Living in a Wildcard World
- Strategic Dreaming Trumps Hard Times
- Now’s the Time to Return to the Basics
- The Hard Times Budget Formula
- Budget Items You Always Cut in Hard Times
- Overcoming the Beast
- Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Worship and Children’s Ministry
- Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Evangelism and Marketing
- Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Continuing Education and Servant Ministries
- Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Small Groups and Spiritual Formation
- Leadership in a Wildcard World
- It’s a Waste of Time If…..
Question: How have you adapted your ministry to hard circumstances? Share your experiences in the Comments section below.