Changing the Blog

I watched an interesting movie this past weekend that inspired me. It inspired me to think a little differently about how I blog and what I reflect on. That movie was Julie & Julia. No, I’m not going to start writing about cooking. I wouldn’t be much help. But I did want to share with you what I’m thinking. I’d be very interested in your feedback and let me know if you would find it helpful or not.

Lately, I’ve been writing a blog article once a week that is usually no more than 500 words. Digestable, right? They are in the form of a more formal article about whatever subject matter. I think these articles are helpful, at least to me. Maybe to you. I will keep doing these types of articles once a week.

In addition, I want to expand on one feature and start a whole other feature on this blog.

1. “Wisdom from…” A few times in the past, I’ve posted some wisdom from different authors. Usually something that has helped me in a tremendous ways. I hope to continue that at least once a week. You can check out some past ones I did with Matthew Kelly, Warren Bennis, and John Maxwell.

2. Daily Reflections on Leadership. You as a leader know this as well as I do: if we’re going to keep growing everyday, then we’re going to need to spend some time reflecting on our experience. John Maxwell was spot on when he said, “Experience is not the best teacher. Evaluated experience is.” I agree 100%. So starting today, I’m going to try and do (almost) daily reflections on what I learned in leadership that day. Some posts may be long. Some may be short. And some days, maybe nothing. It just depends on how much I learned. But it will all be based around leadership, specifically leadership in a non-profit church world (but I find that leadership is leadership is leadership no matter where you are).

I know this will be helpful for me, as I build a structure in my life to intentionally reflect on my day. I hope it will be beneficial to you. In the meantime, as I begin this process, please let me know if the lessons and reflections I share are helpful. My goal in blogging is to add value to you as a leader and share some of the lessons I’ve learned.

So let’s start to learn and reflect together!

John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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