As Christmas approaches, many stresses become more acute and frequent—like the pressure to produce high quality (though not-over-the-top-perfect) sermons, liturgies, and music; pastoral care needs; disagreements between church leaders; and the expectations of parishioners, your family, and, perhaps, even yourself.
To that end, I’ve already started preparing for Advent. As a result, I have lots of healthy food ready to eat, my office is a place I enjoy again, my calendar and to-do lists are manageable, and there’s plenty of open space for sermon prep.
If this sounds too good to be true, I assure you it’s not. It simply takes a decision to spend a bit of time now to free up a lot of time later.
If you can spare an hour, I can help you strategize your December for a season of calm, connection, and clarity.