Pace

February. Already in 2017 there has been a family visit, travel, a family wedding, big events at work, attention to my soul, and rest. Your life is full, too. Setting a sustainable pace is a requirement. The words themselves give the reason…sustainable. When we keep a pace beyond our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, […]

Rest is Not Your Enemy

Last May, the Huffington Post published an article about Type A people. Most high level leaders are as described – driven, efficient, competitive. The dark side of this is a refusal to rest. The article says it’s just the way we are. Although many of these have been true of me in the past, I’m growing […]

Review is Good

One of my teachers repeated this often and required us to frequently review what we were learning. Lately, I’ve found this to be a good life practice. Reviewing what I’ve learned causes me to be thankful and fans the embers of change I had once started with passion. About two months ago, God directed me […]

Blessed Christmas

This is the first Christmas in 29 years that we haven’t been with at least one of our kids. Many have asked if I am sad. I’m not. My heart is full of joy and pride that my kids are where God wants them, doing what He called them to do. We are celebrating later […]

Leading Under Stress

I’ve served for a period of time in a situation that unavoidably required me to juggle multiple roles. What follows is what I’ve learned in this season that is joyfully coming to a close: I am more capable than I thought. I am now more efficient with the work day. I have a firm line […]

Volunteers

Volunteers are amazing, talented, gifted people who choose to serve freely for a cause. As a leader of people who choose to serve, I’ve learned to: highly prize and treasure each person listen closely to their ideas and solutions thank them…often never take their service for granted always assume the best intentions of each one […]

Fasting Lessons

Recently our pastor invited us to fast (patterned after Daniel’s fast in the Bible) for three weeks in anticipation of Easter. I had never successfully fasted more than three days and I think that was because of a medical procedure. I was unhappy about the prospect and was sure failure was just around the corner. […]