"Teamwork makes the dream work." "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."- Helen Keller "None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is success."- Henry Ford "Cowabunga!"- Ninja Turtles (my personal favorite) I'm … Continue reading Team Turn of Mind
Since I had different friends growing up, my mom always warned me when I went to their houses, "if something or someone ever makes you feel uncomfortable, you call me right away, and I will pick you up." One time, I went to a friend's birthday party and her mom rented us movies (from BLOCKBUSTER!) … Continue reading Generous Obedience
Recently while away on a trip I had the opportunity to meet some new people along the way. Matt was in another group as I took time and chatted with a woman on the other side of the room. By the time the night was over, we were recapping the day's events, in which Matt … Continue reading Permission to be a Gold Digger
This past weekend I was very honored when Pastors Todd and Mary asked me to preach about living a life of abundance. Which is ironic because growing up, I always felt like God wanted me to suffer to an extent. One reason why was because my definition of abundance was skewed. Living in abundance is … Continue reading There is MORE
Ok, so I am throwing my original post out of the proverbial window and going with a recommendation topic from a friend. Ever walk into a place that was so intimidating that you automatically felt defeated? Ever face a big project, a new experience, that left you deflated instead of inflated? Ever step into a … Continue reading Why Name a Post “Home Depot?”
It's 8:25pm at the moment, our turkey burger dinner is still on the stove, Matt is still outside seeding our grass and my cat is walking over my laklsdl;jtp[e pw ;... laptop (okay, I did that just for the effect). Seems like the perfect night to write! So I'm just gonna go for it! Ever … Continue reading Apples to Oranges
Let's talk about something simple/complicated.... Kindness. Kindness is really a simple concept, but it can be hard at times for multiple reasons. We all can agree that our world needs more of it but sometimes, we don't even do it ourselves!
You just gotta show up. Recently I shared a story with someone about something I received from another person (I promise the Dr. Seuss trail ends there). A total gift! Their response to my story was, “it just seems like God is blessing you because you are a pastor.” I kind of didn’t expect that … Continue reading Show Up
For those of you in ministry, ever have one of those really cool ministry moments? One for me was definitely last week, being able to meet and listen to Ed Young give some great leadership advice. Although some of the main points I took from the sessions relate to ministry, I'm thinking of shooting a … Continue reading What I Learned From Ed Young
SAY WHAT?! I know. You thought this was a Christian blog! **GASP** It is! Keep your clothes on. Just yesterday I came across, yet again, another person ripping off their clothes in the Bible (and people think God's word is not entertaining). There are various times when people have been provoked to "tear their … Continue reading Tear Off Your Clothes!