Overwhelmed. This is one word to describe how I often feel at the beginning of something new -- a new school year, a new week, a new project, or even the first few days after coming home from a trip. If I am honest, it is a common and unwanted companion when I feel disappointed … Continue reading Leaders, do not Lose Heart
Photo by Jens Johnsson on Pexels.com Part 1 As I study Luke and Acts, a theme I notice is one of uncertainty in the early church. Yet Luke, the author, also brings in a sense of assurance in the midst of it. It was the most certain of times. It was also the least certain … Continue reading Extending the Gospel in Uncertain Times
Today is a challenge. It is a challenge to know if what we are doing is the right thing. What we do, does it matter? Are we being “successful” though we are working from home, schooling our kids, meeting virtually, and tentatively planning for the future? In my questioning, I came across 3 women in … Continue reading 3 Successful Women in Luke and the Question they Might Ask
By Brian White Because of constantly changing times, as leaders we might find ourselves or our teams tired and in need of rethinking how we find rest. My husband Brian is going to share today about this. Recently I read Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport and was challenged by it. I have had a … Continue reading Rethinking Rest in Our Digital World
I can’t do virtual,” I heard another person say recently. " And I don’t know if I can continue in this work if everything now is online.” Their work is in ministry with college students; and they do their work to be in the same space as students. “Why continue, if this is not what … Continue reading A Test of Leadership
Making and Multiplying Disciples Framework Let’s start with a basic framework, the Making and Multiplying Disciples Tool. This might become your new best friend for spiritually multiplying! You can download this document and watch the attached video that gives a general overview in using it. One way to use this document is to print it … Continue reading So You Want to Make Disciples?
Books to Challenge Cultural and Race Engagement For My Residency Dream with Me: Race Love, and the Struggle We Must WinBy John M. PerkinsI have much to learn about a lot of things, including race relations. I honestly think I will never stop being a student. I imagine in heaven when every nation, tribe, language … Continue reading Favorite Reads
As a leader we solve problems. 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 feeling this … Continue reading Creating Solutions with Prayer
This is an older post, but I thought it was worth bringing back... Ours is a world fueled by likes, influence, followers, numbers, and appearances. We are consumed with ourselves and making ourselves known, heard and followed. It is easy for me to feel like I never quite measure up, depending on which way I turn. … Continue reading Is there a Better Way to Measure Success?
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?
It is time to be thankful, not just because it is Thanksgiving week, the leaves are changing and Fall is a wonderful season. But the theme of thanksgiving seems to be continually popping up, along with the encouragement for practicing thanksgiving in many forms. Whether it is counting in a thousand ways, 40 days, or finding ways of generously being … Continue reading Ordinary Thanksgiving in Ordinary Life