As a leader we are always looking for solutions. It is discouraging though when too many issues need a solution or need our attention. It can be a challenge to know which holes to fix. As I mentioned in the previous post, Identifying the Big Rocks, I came to to the end of the year and into planning … Continue reading Creating Solutions with Prayer
Making a decision can often feel weighty, kind of like the scene towards the end of the movie, The Last Crusade, when Indian Jones must decide which cup is Christ’s cup. The knight says, “Choose wisely.” For one choice leads to life and the other, to destruction. How do you choose? Decision-making can be agonizing! … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions: How to decide?
Devotional for Potential New Members During Recruitment- Some friends of mine shared with me this devotional for girls going through recruitment. I think you will find great thoughts and questions that anyone would find helpful! I wish I had this when I was going through rush (as recruitment was called back then!). If you know … Continue reading Devotional for Potential New Members During Recruitment
I have a small painting from China of an apple harvest. The painting is dotted with lots of red round juicy apples and of workers diligently picking and packing the apples. The apples are plentiful and the workers are harvesting. I have thought how odd the picture would be if the harvesters were instead, sitting … Continue reading Following Jesus will send us places. Yikes, but where?
Overwhelmed. I did a poll this week and found, "10 out of 12 people" feel overwhelmed right now. Ok, there were only 12 people in the room, and it wasn't a very scientific study, but I do have a strong hunch this is a common feeling at this point in the year. See, I have been through … Continue reading Trust for my Overwhelmed Heart
The last two posts discussed beginning with God and looking outward. This time I want to suggest "beginning" by asking for help. Beginning a new year can be exciting, but it also can be full of unknowns and questions. As a child, I was hesitant to ask a question in class. I was afraid I … Continue reading Just ask
I am the kind of person that if I have a choice, I want to be on the A-Team. Most of us probably do not aim for the “B"-Team. Growing up, my goal was to be the team captain for kickball or, at least, be one of the first kids picked. I relished in getting … Continue reading Maybe the B-Team is not the B-Team after all: Living Right Where God Has You
Day 33 of Lent, Psalm 39: Some days seem too short. There isn’t enough time to get the things done that I want to get done. Unexpected interruptions and glitches in the day make me wish I had more time. Other days feel too long. I want evening to come in order to get the … Continue reading Making the most of my days: investing or spending them?
So, what does this entail when Jesus says, “Follow me?” Is it taking a path somewhere unknown, but a good path? How far do I need to go down this path? What if it gets a little rocky or steep? Is it a simple click, like being a follower on Twitter or Instagram: one click … Continue reading Following a Person, not just a path
“Follow me.” Two simple words, follow and me, but together they are very influential. Their impact has been tremendous on my life and possibly yours as well. These two words have made me stop at different times: stop and hesitate. Following feels a little scary and unpredictable for me. I want it to be more … Continue reading Following: Taking the best path