I am a doing MORE kind of person—a classic over-achiever and I am very good—an expert really—at adding more and more duties to my life. To prove my point, I submit my …
Along with evident blessings bestowed by God on faithful men and women, there are also disguised blessings—blessings that unexpectedly arrive wrapped in …
Part 1 | My book club recently read a mystery entitled Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. The story revolves around two brothers growing up in Minnesota who prematurely cross the threshold into young manhood because of heartbreaking events during the summer of 1961.
When Darryl and I were first married we owned a Volkswagen bug. The next summer we decided to drive back to Iowa to visit my family. On the open road we discovered our cute bug did not have enough power to overtake other cars. We had to wait patiently for a downgrade to pass!
Early in my journey I saw the value of embracing a personal mission statement to provide direction for my days. I created a profoundly simple version that has served me well.
Building a successful ministry team, especially a volunteer one, is about everyone caring to the same degree. Wonderful things happen when a group of individuals with the capacity to care deeply come together and participate fully in a team. What follows is often a season I like to refer to as the glory days!
There are times in life when the right direction could not be more obvious. Paul Sailhamer snapped this image while driving home from Arizona to California recently which got me thinking.
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and the man who transformed consumer technology, died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. The story of his final moments is positively revelatory, especially in light of what his sister, Mona Simpson, revealed in his eulogy. As we know now, Steve's final words were monosyllables, repeated three times, "Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!"
We have begun the process of remodeling our townhouse which, of course, begins with demolition. This is our first major remodel and like anything new, Darryl and I are experiencing a significant learning curve.
In the book The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson, we are introduced to a character named Ordinary, a Nobody who after receiving a visit from the Dream Giver, leaves the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream.