Phone calls are often my favorite ways to interact. Whether taken in the confines of a paper-piled office, behind the wheel , or within the refrigerator as I’m rooting for broccoli for ravenous teens,
phone calls always teach something
I am often reminded of the following:
We are busy people, functioning on overdrive
and skimming through our days.
Quiet stillness, intentionally placed throughout the day, makes all the difference between a defensive stance and a curious one.
We are overwhelmed people and we need to find the “sweet spots”
in our shared life together
as we serve Jesus Christ as Presbyterian disciples.
Attention must be cultivated so the places of fresh energy and innate joy in our shared ministry may be named, encouraged, and expanded.
We are often afraid to fail.
Prayerful and playful experimentation in our ways of being church can teach us a great deal when we stay open, curious, and grounded in hope.