Sabbatical: Reflections From Rest… Regret

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your business and working with your hands. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 The weeks following my poolside silent retreat were typical summer days full of family fun, play, work, chores, travel, packing a freshman for college, church responsibilities, piano lessons…. you know, stuff. But burning beneath was … Continue reading

Sabbatical: Reflections from Rest … The Invitation

I recently looked back on my results from Tom Rath’s book, Strength Finders 2.0. This is an incredible personality assessment which narrows down top talents and encourages readers to invest energy doing what best suits their strengths instead of spending energy improving areas of weakness. Brilliant. What I found was fascinating. I have taken the … Continue reading

August Reflections – abandonment

At noon the sky became extremely dark. The darkness lasted three hours. At three o’clock Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Which means, “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” Mark 15:33-34 The Message I spoke at a women’s group last night. It had been a while … Continue reading

August Reflections – Acts 20:24

But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. Acts 20:24 Am I really to the point in my life when I start talking about legacy? … Continue reading

You Can Be a STRENGTH Speaker

Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to … Continue reading

“Stop Playing Small.”

“Stop playing small.” I hear this phrase often in my inner thoughts. This phrase, “Stop playing small” recently came up in an important conversation I had regarding a tough decision I was trying to make. These three words helped me determine my answer. Since this conversation I hear these three words often in my mind. … Continue reading

November Gratitude…Advent

Happy New Year! Wait, what? Yes! Did you know that Advent is the first season of the Liturgical year? It is! And the first day of Advent is the New Year’s Day of the Christian calendar! But the good news is, there are no fitness plans or resolutions associated with this New Year’s Day! Nope. … Continue reading

November Gratitude … Proclaim

So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.For he said to God, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.” He also said, “I will put … Continue reading