Author Archives: Tim Holt

Longevity

What keeps a person going? How does one find the spark that never goes dark? Why is it that many of us retire before we really see the full fire ablaze in our lives? I have always been amazed at … Continue reading

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“Legions of the Unjazzed”

I am a surfer. I don’t mean I have “been” a surfer, or surfed a time or two. No, I am a surfer (humor me, it’s important). I have been surfing for 52 uninterrupted years. As I type this, the … Continue reading

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“Lost in Transition…Oh, crap, I’m an old pastor!”

There is a lot of talk about “transition” in the pastorate right now. In my tribe, since the first generation of pastors are now much older, there is an emphasis on making room for the younger ones to begin taking … Continue reading

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Reflections of Vineyard Leaders Team Meeting 2015

Thoughts on 2015 Vineyard Leaders Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale: I always look forward to gathering with our tribal elders each year. This year had an extra bit of oomph, if I may call it that. The reconnecting is on all … Continue reading

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Mom & dad’s small group

When I was very young I would hear this beautiful music playing from our den-Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Duke Ellington, so many great artists. I would sneak a peek around the corner and see … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Been awhile since I’ve been on here. I love to write, but I haven’t made the time for it when it comes to a blog. I hope to do better in 2015. I have lots of thoughts to run by … Continue reading

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Just how to Write the Introduction of an Article

Don’t neglect, your killer essay is reliant on this. Your essay is not going to defeat a bad grade common at many competitive institutions. You compose an article with the only goal of persuading the readers. The best method to … Continue reading

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3 Things Every Pastor Should say…Regularly

1. “I love this life!” – Not everyone gets to be a pastor. It’s a unique job (calling), a blessed, wonderful, honorable, exciting and yes, challenging life we lead. Go ahead and say it…”I love it!” It’s okay. 2. “I … Continue reading

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3 Things to Never Say As a Pastor

1. “I can’t take this anymore.” – Yes, you can. You can take as much as God sees fit to allow you to take. If God has called you, he has equipped you. Just because it gets tough, even sucky … Continue reading

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Time

Recently I spent some time thinking about time. It was a timely reflection. Here is a quick synopsis of my ruminations: 1. You don’t find time, you make time – everybody has the same amount of time. I will not … Continue reading

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