Each day when I sit down to plan out my actions , I do so with what I believe is the best notebook made. The Rhodia pad. I know you could use any old notebook but Rhodia’s hold up great. I use several different kinds for different tasks.
I used to use a PDA for all of this and someday, I may have one of those all in one phones to do all this but I don’t think so. My PDA ate up battery juice pretty quick. I always had to worry about it getting dropped, rained on, or have someone spill soda or drop food on it if I was out with a client. Not any more. The Rhodia pads are built to a level of quality that make them geekishly fashionable to the professional crowd while being relatively affordable (about $2-$4 a pad depending on size and how many you buy).
Part of being a productive pastor is writing down the myriad of things that come at you from all different directions. If you’re a church planter like I am, there’s even more debris flying at you from everywhere. Rhodia pads are great to take with you to write stuff down as it happens.
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