Beauty Queens

As I watched the Miss America pageant last night, I found myself conflicted.  As women I think we are naturally drawn to pageants, stages, celebrities and pretty things.  Because we’ve grown up with these things idolized and applauded it’s difficult to turn off those longings or desires.  I think it’s safe to say that every […]

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My Dream

I’m a closet dreamer. If you meet me you’ll encounter a very practical, problem solving, get-it-done, A-type, responsible individual.  But underneath that composed exterior are some dreams that have been brewing for years.  Dreams that excite me and yet scare me to death.  Dreams that if I shared with someone over a cup of tea […]

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Sunday Highlights

We had a great day at all of our campuses today!  We continued the “Pursuit” series and were challenged by Pete to “Pursue Community”.  Each of our campuses had community group leaders on site to help answer questions and connect people with a group.  Between all the campuses we have over 50 new groups ready […]

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Random Stuff On My Mind

Just some random stuff on my mind tonight… I’m really honored to have a featured interview at my friend Laura Anne’s blog.  You should go check out the other people she’s interviewed too – pretty cool stories! I hate peeling oranges, but I’m strongly opposed to cutting them therefore I have orange gunk under my […]

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Unplug

How do you do this? I’m terrible at it.  There is always more to do than there is time to do it.  The “to do” list is never completely done.  There is always another email, another phone call to return, another project to work on. But unplugging to create space to think and dream is […]

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On My List

Recently someone asked me on Twitter what’s on my reading list for this year, so… I thought I would share with you what’s on my radar so far: Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins The Leadership Pipeline by Charan, Drotter & Noel Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Tribal Leadership by Logan, King […]

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Sunday Highlights

Pursuing Financial Wisdom by Pete Wilson People who don’t have wisdom usually don’t know they don’t have it. Proverbs… Reminds us that sin is stupid. Gives us a vision of the good life. 3 Questions to Ponder About Your Money: 1) Do you see your money as a tool to bless others? Proverbs 14:31 Proverbs […]

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Fighting for Hope

Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Proverbs 13:12 I’ve been quiet the last few days since the tragedy in Haiti.  Not because I’m not interested.  Not because my heart doesn’t hurt.  Not because I don’t care. Because my heart is sick. Because I’m personally fighting for hope. I’m fighting for hope for myself so that […]

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Do Something!

If there is something wrong, those who have the ability to do something have a responsibility to do something. I heard this quote a few weeks ago and immediately scribbled it down.  I can’t remember who said it, where they said it or what context it was in, but WHAT they said hit a nerve […]

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