Sweeping Cheerios

Sweeping Cheerios

I did the math and I swept eleven times on Tuesday. Eleven separate times. Three meals and day plus two snacks for two kids, plus mess from preparing those meals and snacks, plus leaves and dirt tracked in from the playground, plus a container of panko with a lid that...
Chicken Bones

Chicken Bones

I recently was listening to this podcast about why there are so many chicken bones on the streets of New York City. I don’t live in New York, and I don’t see many chicken bones on my street, but apparently this is a real issue, particularly for dog owners, who are...
Gone for Good?

Gone for Good?

Mark Elsdon, minister, author, and co-founder of Ministry Incubators partner Rooted Good says that 100,000 churches are set to close by 2030, and that that could be really good news for our communities. Elsdon, who’s first book, We’re not Broke, we covered on the blog...
Day of Small Things

Day of Small Things

For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. Zechariah 4:10 The book of Zechariah takes place in a tender moment in the story of the Israelites. The book is written to a group who has just...
After the Pyramids

After the Pyramids

Kathleen McShane has decades of experience leading churches to think innovatively. She is one of the founders of long-time Ministry Incubators partner The Changemaker Initiative, based out of Los Altos UMC in Silicon Valley, and this week, she released her new book,...