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 […]

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 […]