All posts tagged: financial

The Imminent Death of My Church (And the Hope of Resurrection)

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A Church is More Than a Building / Ministerial Madness / Wrestling with Angels

We had a tough meeting today. It was another meeting full of stress and dreary reports about the state of our finances. This time, though, was the worst so far. We have one year to live. If our pledges stay where they are, and our expenses keep rising, we will be broke in one year. We have reached the bottom. We can see the potential¬†imminent death of our church as we know it. And yet, […]

Finishing What I Started (Or, Eliminating the UFOs)

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Bad Habits / Because I Said Sew / Financial Fixin's / Simple Living

A few weeks ago, I pulled out a couple of my bags of fabric scraps and started sewing. I was on vacation, and hadn’t had time to sew for a while. I made five scrappy potholders, all different designs. It was fun! It was exciting! It used up scraps! But then I realized: I had a whole pile of intended or started projects waiting for my attention. I’m great with coming up with new ideas, […]