Seattle Mariners Hire a New Manager
In the area’s worst kept secret ESPN announces that the Mariners have hired former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge. Seattle has had too may managers since Lou Pinella left. We’ll see if Wedge can turn things around for this troubled franchise.
I’m stepping into the pulpit at my church this Sunday – something I get to do 3-4 times a year. This time the topic is set because we are in the middle of a series on our core purposes as a church. This week’s topic is outreach and I want to focus in on the importance of making our ministry of outreach relevant to those that we are reaching out to. To make a point I’m considering wearing jeans – something that I don’t think has ever been done in our church on a normal Sunday. Your thoughts?
Is it just me, or do you see what happened in the rescue of 33 miners as ‘miraculous’? Here’s a great article from Relevant about that phenomenal story!
Last week I purchased a new whiteboard for me my office. I have been asked to review, adjust, and create new systems to help us do ministry better. A white board will help me diagram issues, connect dots, and in general just think better. Any other piece of old-technology that I should use? Any ‘systems’ pointers or advice?
Charitable Giving Down
The top 400 charities report a significant drop in charitable giving this year in this article from AP. If you work for a charitable organization have you seen this trend in your organization? (This has not been true of giving at the church I attend and am on staff at.)
If you are one of the thousands of people who are “upside down” in your mortgage and are waiting for the government to fix it you might want to read this article at CNN. (Actually, even if you’re not either of those things you still should read this article. Thanks to Bram Floria for posting the link on Facebook.)
Nice Tacoma Restaraunt
I’ve mentioned the ‘Over The Moon Cafe’ in this blog before but Julie and I dined there on a Groupon last week. This owner-operated restaurant is one of great ambiance and even better food. Always well-prepared and creatively served. It’s a smaller, unhurried, intimate fine dining establishment that we will return to – especially since we have more Groupons to redeem!