When It Seems Your Life Is Going Nowhere

By scottsauls | March 17, 2018

One time J.R.R. Tolkein wrote a short story to help him process his own frustration with work. The story, Leaf by Niggle, was about an artist who had been commissioned to paint a mural on the side of city hall. Niggle spent the rest of his career attempting to complete that mural, a large and colorful tree […]

When Love Becomes Codependent Enabling

By scottsauls | March 12, 2018

One day when we lived in New York City, I was in a hurry to get from one meeting to the next. The first step to getting there was to descend to the lobby from the twenty-eighth floor of the building where my first meeting took place. I was joined on the elevator by a […]

When Work Gets Wearisome

By scottsauls | March 3, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I have experienced frustration in my work. In a chapter entitled, “Anticlimax” in my book on leadership called From Weakness to Strength, I wrote: For us pastors, anticlimax can take many forms. In spite of our best efforts and most faithful prayers and shepherding and preaching, the popular church […]