A glimpse at future Sundays …

stack-of-booksI find inspiration for sermons and bible studies in the strangest of places and I often write short notes to myself and place them on or around my desk.  I also pick up books that I want to read at some point and stack them up by my desk.  This past week I found myself drowning in all the notes I had accumulated on my desk.  I also discovered that I had a stack of books that would have made Yertle the Turtle proud.  On top of that my head was spinning with ideas.

So, I took a couple of days last week to begin to outline a plan for the coming 12 months of Sermons. If nothing else, I would at least de-clutter my desk and more importantly my head!

Want a sneak peek?

Check out my reduced reading list in no particular order:

Holy Curiosity by Winn Collier

Plan B by Pete Wilson

Invitations from God by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Be Amazed: Selected Minor Prophets by Warren Wiersbe

The Most MisUsed Verses in the Bible by Eric Bargerhuff

And God Said, “Play Ball!”  by Gary Graf

Feel free to grab a book and read along.  Who knows where we will end up?

I feel much more organized and definitely de-cluttered.

And of Course as I read … I’ll be taking notes and leaving them on my desk … which means the desk will get cluttered … again … but I am use to that.

Can’t wait to find out what God has in store … for me … and for us.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

2 thoughts on “A glimpse at future Sundays …

  1. i bet yurtle the turtle had a cluttered desk, too. I’m in the yurtle the turtle clutter camp for sure. papers on a desk are a physical representation of all the opportunity your mind is sifting through. Or something like that. Definitely sounds better than just calling ourselves sloppy.

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