John Alan Turner

Speaker, Author, Mentor, Coach, Facilitator

Looking for Advice

I am way behind on writing. I have three video scripts overdue, an audio script that has to be recorded Friday and the deadline for my book is in 12 hours. I'm not going to make it.

I seem to stay tired a lot these days, and I'm starting to wonder if there's a better way of doing what I do. So much of my income absolutely depends on my ability to churn out the work. The pressure of that gets really intense sometimes -- especially during the summer when churches are less likely to do a retreat or a training event.

Since I came back from my California trip I've actually been thinking a lot about working with a local church again. It's not really that I have a specific place in mind, but it's been pestering me. I know there aren't many churches where I could fit. Very few places are ready to think strategically about how Christ can be formed in the lives of individuals, families and as a community. Still, it's bugging me.

Am I just thinking about this as an economic fix? Is this an appropriate and more efficient way to live out what I think is God's calling on my life in this season?

There's a question in there somewhere, but I don't know exactly what it is. Still, I think there's a kind of collective wisdom in the people who frequent this blog. So, I solicit comments about this. I know some of you are going to want to respond with questions of your own. Please resist that urge. I don't have time/energy to respond to anything really deep right now. Helpful suggestions, insight and general impressions are more of what I'm looking for here.