I Am Not the Light

I’ve always wanted to be a star – to shine – to be known. I dream great dreams.  I want to accomplish great things.  It seems it’s who I am. Others have affirmed this too.  I’ve been told, “You were born to shine.” “You will change the world.” But my heartfelt dreams and these well-intentioned […]

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But First…

I like to think I’m obedient. But I’m most obedient when I trust an outcome.  I’m obedient when I understand and can see the big picture. In our #LentChallenge reading for today, Jesus is teaching about the cost of following him. Luke 9:59, 61 (emphasis added) He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he […]

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Lonely Places

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16 Jesus work on Earth was being noticed.  People were flocking to him for healing.  They were eager to hear his teaching.  His influence was growing. And yet, he “often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” This is both convicting and freeing. As the pace of […]

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#LentChallenge Day 12

I don’t want my life to be hard.  I naturally gravitate toward comfort.  Sometimes I expect if I’m doing everything right my life will be pain free.  Sorrow is something I fiercely avoid. I realize that thinking is inconsistent with some of my core beliefs but it is amazing how pain avoidance sits at a […]

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#LentChallenge

The new year comes roaring in and before I know it all my well-intentioned plans are sidelined.  As February begins I wonder what happened to my commitment to breathe deeper, to revel in scripture more, to Sabbath well and sit with God more frequently.  It happens E V E R Y year. For the last […]

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2015 Coaching Group Dates Announced!

Some of my best leadership development has occurred in the context of a small group of peers who find themselves wrestling with the challenges of daily life as a high capacity leader. That’s why I believe in the power of coaching groups for intensive leadership development. I’m excited to announce that we’re accepting applications for […]

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Propel

Today is THE DAY! Propel launches officially with a week of events at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. A Bit More About Who We Are For generations women have navigated the nuances of being a woman in leadership without a roadmap, finding their way through trial and error. While there are many books, resources, and leadership networks […]

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Fight Back With Joy

I’ve never described myself as joyful and I doubt that others would assign that attribute to me either.  I suppose I thought joy was reserved for the more light-hearted and fun.  Joy felt like a privilege I wasn’t intended to possess. These were all self-conscious assumptions.  In fact, if probed I would agree that joy […]

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New Every Morning… and Every New year

Well, it’s the New Year. Ideally I would be giving five suggestions for how to best leverage your leadership or three keys to growing as a leader this year. Most years by the time January 1st rolls around I’ve written out my key goals for the year and planned out the entire calendar. But for […]

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Leaders as Curators

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you’ve offered advice to someone and for whatever reason they just didn’t listen to you?   And then someone else comes along, says the same thing and this person who you’ve been spending time with, pouring your heart and soul into, offering advice that you think […]

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