Posts Tagged ‘projects’

Every so often I feel the need to ask the list what you’re working on. I’m on a few projects right now. I’m about a quarter of the way into my last Adult Coloring Book of the year, I’m working on publishing a calendar for speakers. It was complete but I formatted the pages incorrectly, so I have to rework them slightly. My hope is to have this done in a week or two so I can release it to other speakers so they can beta test it. In the speaking realm I just finished a series called Imagination, Inspiration, Perspiration, New Creation, Re-Creation. I presented it for the first time last week and it showed some real promise. I also just signed on to speak at a pretty major Christian Writer’s Conference next summer. At church I am working on a series preaching through the book of Hebrews that may become another book and I just started working on a project called Identify about knowing who you are in Christ. (I am rushing this one to the forefront because it is weighing so heavily on my Spirit at the moment.) I’m also about half way through a book called You’re Not Creative, and other lies you probably believe about creativity as well as an art journaling project for taking sermon notes. Lots of good stuff is coming. What are you working on?

Please take a moment and tell us about your projects in the comments.

You may have noticed that this post is showing up late. The truth is, I had something happen that doesn’t happen often. I missed two day of posts this week. I hate to do that, because I am trying to be really disciplined and faithful to the folks who read this blog.

The truth is I have been really, really busy. I have two presentations this week, both of which are new. One involved building a secret agent robot for a Goddard School in my area and the other is called Close Encounters with Jesus, which I will be presenting for the first time Sunday night (and for which I had to finish the writing and make all the presentation graphics. We are also only a week out from our church’s vacation Bible school and I just made a 15 foot map for that. Of course I also released the Pictures of Jesus Book this week and I had to make charts for the face painters at our church’s fourth of July community outreach.

All of this has been great fun to do, and I am really excited to have two new presentations to offer to churches, a new book and more, but it all takes time.

Managing our time and priorities is hugely important. I’m not always the best at it, but I am getting better. The best way to manage all of this stuff is to keep a running list of what ha to be done and when it has to be done. Once you have your deadline, work backwards dividing the work into manageable steps. Having multiple projects going can sometimes be a blessing because sometimes you get a little burned out on one thing and its good to have something else to jump to. Be careful with this though. Having too many things going at once can make it hard to get anything done. At the end of the day, what we start only matters if we finish it.

timevampThe reason I didn’t blog for two days is because I knew I had to spend a serious amount of focused time on getting all these things done. Getting online usually ends up with me bouncing over to social media and checking my email. Both of those things are major time vampires for me, so my online time was kept to a minimum.

Thanks for letting me play catch up today. I now return you to your regularly scheduled life already in progress.