Category Archives: Success

Do You Have a Plan? (part 1)

I recently returned from leading a Spiritual Formation Conference with a wonderful group of 19 ministers from all around Ghana, West Africa. My good friend Fred Asare hosted the conference at the Village of Hope. It was a time of quiet … Continue reading

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Living as a Plain Brown Wrapper A Personal Theology of Ministry

For the full footnoted essay email chisholm@prestoncrest.org It is the centerpiece of Christian symbolism and the prime directive for Christian theology. It is the highest form of Christian jewelry, usually made of gold or silver. It has been called by … Continue reading

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Faith Is Not An Evacuation Plan

Many of us grew up with a heavy dose of heaven hymnology. Sing To Me Of Heaven When We All Get To Heaven In The Sweet By And By Beyond The Sunset Face To Face With Christ My Savor There’s … Continue reading

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The Clock Is My Dictator

The clock is my dictator I shall not rest. It makes me lie down only when exhausted. It leads me to deep depression. It hounds my soul. It leads me in circles of frenzy for activity’s sake. Even though I … Continue reading

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If It’s Worth Doing …

In the mid 1980’s at the Pennsylvania Medical Center there was a study on productivity and emotional health. It involved 150 salesmen with incomes ranging from $10,000 to $150,000. Forty percent of the salesmen proved to be perfectionists. They were … Continue reading

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