It took me a bit to write this post. Not because I faltered on where I stand but because I was so frustrated and angry about the Charlottesville acts. I couldn't put into words how I really felt and comments made out of knee jerk reactions aren't always helpful. The only one who honestly heard … Continue reading Red, Yellow, Black Or White
This past week was Kids Week at our Commack Campus and it was seriously a blast. As staff members, it's pretty much the one week out of the year we get the green light to run around, let loose, and act a third of our age. It's magical and tiring all at the same time … Continue reading Kids Man, Kids.
Listening to Perry Noble in real life is a tad different than listening to him on a podcast! Yesterday I had the privilege to attend a conference with Perry Noble as the main speaker. Here are some leadership one liners I jotted down.
Last week I had the privilege of interviewing Pastor Todd Bishop on the topic of eternity. What happens after you die? Whether you believe in eternity or not, you have to admit, you have at least thought about it once! Back to the interview part. I’d never conducted an interview before so this was a total … Continue reading Effective Conversations: what interviewing taught me about day to day interactions
Summer can be a tough season for churches, especially when it comes to attendance and offering. The weather gets nicer, schedules become packed and Aunt Millie throws a BBQ every Sunday afternoon. "Man, if Aunt Millie throws a BBQ in the afternoon, then I have to make the potato salad, and if I make the potato … Continue reading 6 Events to Keep Summer Interesting
It can be so hard to remain productive when you feel like your mind is everywhere else. I love my job so I feel bad when I don't maximize my productivity, but sometimes life just throws weird curveballs at you. There are plenty of things that can keep us from being productive, and they come … Continue reading How to Be Productive When You Feel Everything But
Here is a blog post I was privileged to write for Everything.Church. I believe one skill every leader must master is COMMUNICATION! Communication is key to leading others well and encouraging growth in the right direction. Click the image below to read more... One of my most recent joys is being able to contribute to Everything.Church, an incredible church … Continue reading Communication: The Key to Leading Well
I'm a visual person. Always have been. As a little girl, I loved drawing, painting and coloring. I loved watching my mom decorate and I always stole my dad's polaroid camera to take pictures (not sure if he liked me wasting his film... oops)! To this day... I'm still a visual person haha! I think a lot … Continue reading 5 Favorites: Graphic Design for the Church
Recently, Matt and I have been doing a lot of furniture browsing. We are in the process of buying our first house. It's very exciting, expensive and scary, BUT mostly exciting. We have sat on a lot of chairs, stools, benches, and sofas. There is nothing like sitting in a nice leather recliner with your feet … Continue reading Leading Can Be Uncomfortable.
Let's set the scene. You and I, we're out to eat, grabbing some lunch. We're sitting outside because it's obviously beautiful out. Our waiter's name is Jake and he doesn't forget to bring us lemons with our water (bonus points). There is a light wind coming from the East. We order tacos. Again, obvious choice and … Continue reading Let’s Have Lunch.