Rest is your friend

The Huffington Post published an article on Type A individuals. Most leaders fall into the traps mentioned: driven to accomplish, competitive, uncomfortable when trying to rest, turning to fill every moment lest one be wasted. Although many of these have been true of me in the past, I’m growing up and I  encourage you to […]

If you love me…

““If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (Jesus in John 14:15) I read this when I was in college and believed with all my heart that to demonstrate love to God I had to do everything He told me to do in the Bible. Well, that was quite a long list of to […]

Living in Freedom Every Day

Our church is providing a course and conference combo that leads people to be free of their past in a healthy way. The course provides a foundation to live on day by day and the conference offers an environment for being free in areas we all tend to have difficulty in. [Church of the Highlands […]

Rest and Freedom

When I am rested and refreshed, I make much better decisions than when I’m not. Have you noticed that for yourself?  When I’m tired, I choose “couch potato” over exercise and wise food choices. I find myself reviewing the day through a negative filter. When I focus on God moment by moment and relax in […]

Leading Through Change

We all handle change differently. Some race to accept it (usually leaders), some warm to it over time (majority), and some don’t embrace it until there is no other option. William Bridges wrote a great book on the topic – Managing Transitions – in which he described all change as loss. When leaders understand that […]

What Do You See?

What we see is most often the result of our filters. We see through pain, our perspective,  and the facts we know (without the ones we lack). Vision is impaired unless we take off our filters and examine  a matter from every angle, especially from the perspective of people who don’t think or live like […]

Dressed for the Season

Colossians 3:12-15 in the Message says this: So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless […]