An Important Announcement about this Blog

First, I want to say “thank you” to all the readers who have continued to be faithful in reading my thoughts every day. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow together in the days to come. 

There are times, however, when you know you must make a wise adjustment in your schedule—and this is one of those times for me. Beginning tomorrow, April 1, I will be posting three times per week (Tuesday and Thursday topical posts and Sunday’s “Word of Encouragement” post). 

To be honest, this decision has been a hard one for me. I don’t like to back off something, but I’m learning (late, perhaps, at age 61) that sometimes less is better as long as the “less” is still focused and relevant. I remain committed to using this site to encourage church leaders, and I hope you’ll continue to receive and read these posts.

Second, I will continue to write a daily devotional, as doing that exercise has been good for my own own soul—and I need this ongoing discipline. If you’re not currently subscribing to these devotions, I invite you to join by signing up on the lower right side of this page. 

Please pray for me as I make this adjustment.  


  • Phillip Hurst says:

    Dr. Lawless thank you for your work commitment and dedication to this BLOG. It has been full of most helpful advice to me as I try to pastor my church. It has often been the voice of calm Godly advice in a Information Age of banter, outrage and name-calling. I have to admit that I have not always read your BLOG every day so it seems only reasonable to me that you should adjust your work load to a more manageable level. Of course I know that your main goal is to serve your Lord Jesus and I have no doubt you are resting in the assurance that this adjustment will honor Him no matter what I or anyone else says. Thanks again for your efforts on behalf of the Church and I look forward to to your posts three times a week. Have a blessed day.

  • Johnny Deal says:

    Thank you so much. You will always be one of my most cherished mentors. I’ll pray for you most every day.

  • Kevin Smyth says:

    Dr Lawless thank you for your diligence and wise counsel even in application as you step back. I love this blog I saved each one under a folder named Pastor growth. Keep going strong in the grace of the Lord Jesus. How do I subscribe to your devotional? Have a great day.

  • Robin G Jordan says:

    I have found myself that it is increasingly more difficult to post a daily blog. There comes a time when we realize the best thing thing to do is scale back.

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