Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Every week or two in ministry, I have set aside time on a weekday morning to convert all my scribbled notes etc. into one consolidated To-Do List (I call this “regrouping”). Then I keep the list in my pocket. I used to simply add and delete items to or from this list -- but the list once grew to more than a thousand items that way. Now I slash it to two pages (seventy or eighty items), of which I prioritise ten or twenty. OBSERVATION: A minister’s work is never done -- so I keep public ministry uppermost in my mind, and seek for God to guide me in selecting from the rest. The To-Do List I describe is important for several reasons. Apart from keeping a Church running, it gives the minister a sense of peace and purpose.

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