Be Strong and Have Courage

Be Strong and Have Courage Honestly, has there ever been a time in our lives that we needed more to hear, “Be strong and courageous!” The last couple of years have been bonkers and it […]

Gratitude

Have you ever made a gratitude list? I have an ongoing gratitude list in the back of one of my journals. I was inspired to start this list after reading the book “One Thousand Gifts” […]

Below the Waterline

It is what is below the surface that sinks the ship. An iceberg can represent our leadership.  The 10% above the water is our skill.  The 90% below the water is our character.  It is […]

The last two years have been so very hard. Don’t Give Up!

I’ve  shared something similar before, but in light of the last two years, I wanted to share again to “Hang in there!”  Life is hard, but God is good! Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not […]

Living in the Pain of the Gap

Awhile back, in a message, Brian spoke about “living in the pain of the gap”.  This referred to the Kingdom of God where we live in the “already and the not yet”.  God’s Kingdom is […]

Questions for Contemplation

I have found questions help me think through most matters and often a variety of options. Questions can be a great deal of help between the time we see an opportunity or problem, and the […]

Joy

This morning I was thinking about joy. The joy of a new day, a new sunrise. The joy of a kind word and a smile  on a hard day from a stranger. The joy my […]

Pruning

I was reading Henri Nouwen the other day about pruning. Pruning means cutting, reshaping, removing what has diminished vitality in our lives. Nouwen said that grateful people learn to celebrate even amid life’s hard and […]

Love your Neighbor as Yourself

Philipians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  NIV One of the things I love about Jesus is His humility and love of all people—to […]

Rest!/ ¡Descansa! (Bilingual

Lately, I have found myself running from here to there with no time to spare. I feel that I rush my quiet time. I feel like time is getting ahead of me, so I have […]