Things I’ve Been Watching, Reading, Pondering

by | Jun 10, 2022 | Church Leadership, Church Planting, Pastoral Burnout | 3 comments

Here is a weekly summary of some random things in my life. Basically, it’s a list of what I’m watching, listening to, pondering and exploring.

What I’m watching

Night Sky – on Amazon Prime

Irene and Franklin York, a retired couple, have a secret: a Chamber buried in their backyard that miraculously leads to a strange, deserted planet. When an enigmatic young man arrives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is upended and the mysterious Chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could have ever imagined. Starring Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons. Does this have anything to with church planting? No, but church planters and their teams do need some down time and this has been a great series to binge watch. Take a day – relax. You deserve it.


Podcast episode I listened to:

“GETMO” from Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

You an find this on all major podcast outlets: (Apple PodcastsSpotify, Google podcast, YouTube


Here is the official description: The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast offers personal, practical coaching lessons that take the mystery out of leadership. In each episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig brings you empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to lead yourself and lead your team. You’ll learn effective ways to grow as a leader, optimize your time, develop your team, and structure your organization.


This book by Dan Kimball is something we can all glean from – atheist, seeker, to “all-in” followers of Jesus. He has a way of clarifying many passages that are often brought up in conversations with those who are more than will to debate one’s faith.



Something I’m pondering:

“Don’t Just”

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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