In the following pages I will chronicle my step by step journey as a Church Planter
I do my best thinking when I am ….

The best conversations you will ever have are the conversations that you have with yourself. Because of this it is very important that you target the places where you THINK (talk with yourself) the best and most creatively.

I do my best thinking when I am …

In my office.

I have a small little make shift office in my home. Trust me, it is not much at all, however, it is my place to get away, pray, and study.

Mowing my lawn.

I know it sounds crazy, but I get some of my best message ideas while mowing the lawn. For some reason, the sound of a mower and a freshly cut lawn stirs up my creativity.

Driving my car.

About two to three times per week,during my lunch break, I will jump in my car and simply drive around the city, thinking, praying, strategizing. There have been a ton of great ideas come to mind during these 30 minute drive sessions.


There is nothing like plugging into Christ’s strength and creativity. In all of my prayer times I talk with God, allow him to talk with me, then I discuss all of those things with myself. I love my prayer time.

Reading a book.

When I read a book I generally have a pen and notebook close by. The reason is, I can only read for a few pages before I have to stop and take notes on all the things that are flooding my mind. Many times these thoughts have nothing to do with the book I’m reading.

Where do you do your best thinking?
Do you carve out time each week to simply think?
If not, what are you waiting for?
This week, go to a coffee shop, bookstore, or hop on your riding mower and think.
You’ll be glad you did.

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