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Table Of Contents

Finding Peace and Joy
Walking Carefree
Worry, Sorry, & Faith
Wishing Away Today
When Not to Say No
What’s Your Task for Today?
The Little Red Hen
In His Image
Stormy Days
Time to Play
Don’t Just Change Your Dress
Holy Week?
Proofreaders in the Pew
Ability or Motivation
Blowouts!
Centennial Beach
Attitude
G.P.S
I’ll Rest Later
Gifts of the Spirit
Smile!
The Weakest Link
If Not You, Who?
Asleep at the Keyboard
The Best and the Weakest
No Dinner Tonight
Tackle the Gloomies
Who Will Go?
You Want Me To Do What?
Listen with a Cheerful Heart
Creative Cave
Worthless or Worthwhile?
Why Do I Work?
Staff Meetings
The Lost Wallet
Dwelling On Your Day
Advent Miracles
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Christmas
Scammed in Church
Behind the Desk Again
A Day in the Church Offce
The “Mis-Gift”
Amazing Grace
Baby in Wedding?
Blessings
Crazymakers
Hang in There
Crucifed
Is It I, Lord?
Happy and Content, Most of the Time
Healthy Choices
Herding Cats
The Revolving Door
Holding My Tongue
It’s Not My Job
Junk Pens
It’s the Pits
Life of Riley
Locking Up
Volunteer Gems
Take Hold by the Smooth Handle
Thirty Winks at Three
Nature’s Way
This Is a Test
Perfectly Aligned
To Be a Model
Too Good to Be True
The Privilege of Projects
Senior Power
New Tricks of the Trade
Rules
Target Date
“Snudging”
Worshipping Work
Happy Thoughts
Sunrise, Sunset
Trusting
In a Rut
Nurturing Relationships
Making Christmas Memories
Take Out Your Pencil
Cleanliness in the Eye of the Beholder
Flowers Galore to God’s Glory
Happitude
God in Every Direction
Who Are You?
Procrastination Thief
Rules for Happier Living
Polish Your Halo
A Friend
A Balancing Act
When to Laugh
One Body
Mind Over Matter
Building Blocks
Queen of Multitasking
Finding Your Passion (at work!)
Senses
See the Heart
A Harmonious Habitat
In Your Easter Bonnet
Take My Hands
Training Wheels
Oh, the Places You Will Go!
Expectations
Time War
Retiring, Again
Open Mouth, Insert Foot
Strike Three! You’re Out
Don’t Just Count Sheep
Laugh or Cry
Flying Off the Handle
The Good Old Days
Good Days; Bad Days
Pssst—Can You Speak Louder?
Offce Traps
Talking Ministry
Wind and Wings
Lighten the Load
Embrace Mistakes
Discovering Gifts
Missionary in Training
Chewing Gum
Pick a Day
Bind Us Together, Lord
If the Shoe Fits
Staffng Needs
Flickering
Serving Hats
Twins: Guilt and Grace
Haste Makes Waste
A New Year’s Prayer
Last word of “The Donut Theory”
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The Donut Theory

The Donut Theory

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Published by WestBow Press
The Donut Theory is written not only for church staff members, but also for all who are familiar with church ways. Through firsthand experience, Linda Gillis shares meditative, folksy parables, and facts. If you wonder what goes on in the church office from Monday through Friday, you’ll find out in The Donut Theory.
“Church staff will identify with The Donut Theory, and church members will be entertained and enlightened.” —Reverend Gerald W. Nelson, retired ELCA pastor
“These folksy meditations (part narrative, part advice) express the messy mix of human and divine in the church administrative experience, by one who’s been there.” —Sara Dyrud Bryan, former church secretary and pastor’s wife
“After reading The Donut Theory, I gave it to my church secretary. The next time I saw her, she said, ‘I found myself laughing out loud … many of the stories could have been written about my office!’ ” —Gwynne, Sun City, Arizona
“Linda’s meditations are rich in learning experiences and are reinforced by her faith and ability to find humor in any situation.” —Shirley Cunningham, LCSWW, spiritual director, and author of Chasing God
The Donut Theory is a compilation of Linda’s first three books released in 2009, 2010, and 2012, under the title Incidents (and Inspiration) from the Church Office I, II, and III—52 Meditations for Church Support Staff. Copies of all of Linda’s books are available through her website: http://souly4youbylindagillis.com.
The Donut Theory is written not only for church staff members, but also for all who are familiar with church ways. Through firsthand experience, Linda Gillis shares meditative, folksy parables, and facts. If you wonder what goes on in the church office from Monday through Friday, you’ll find out in The Donut Theory.
“Church staff will identify with The Donut Theory, and church members will be entertained and enlightened.” —Reverend Gerald W. Nelson, retired ELCA pastor
“These folksy meditations (part narrative, part advice) express the messy mix of human and divine in the church administrative experience, by one who’s been there.” —Sara Dyrud Bryan, former church secretary and pastor’s wife
“After reading The Donut Theory, I gave it to my church secretary. The next time I saw her, she said, ‘I found myself laughing out loud … many of the stories could have been written about my office!’ ” —Gwynne, Sun City, Arizona
“Linda’s meditations are rich in learning experiences and are reinforced by her faith and ability to find humor in any situation.” —Shirley Cunningham, LCSWW, spiritual director, and author of Chasing God
The Donut Theory is a compilation of Linda’s first three books released in 2009, 2010, and 2012, under the title Incidents (and Inspiration) from the Church Office I, II, and III—52 Meditations for Church Support Staff. Copies of all of Linda’s books are available through her website: http://souly4youbylindagillis.com.

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