Personal Growth

The Curse of the Administrative Rabbit Hole

As of December 1st, I’m officially self-employed. That sounds wonderful until you find yourself starting at the computer screen in the morning wondering where to begin. Don’t misunderstand, I’m really excited about this new season. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of for years. The opportunity to coach, write and speak about leadership full-time is a […]

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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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Enough to Be Dangerous

I’m not old. Neither am I young. In this stage of life I want to be both.  I want the maturity and wisdom of age and experience but I want to cling to the energy and idealism of youth.  I want to believe my ideas are still new and innovative.  In fact perhaps the greatest […]

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Rushing Past My Best Yes

Sorry… this giveaway has ended. ————————————————————– This post is part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers.  To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE. R U S H E D Seems like there is not a day that […]

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Summer Reading Plan: Relevant

The historian and moralist known as Lord Acton is credited with saying, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” The “great men” Lord Acton referred to are those in positions of power—leaders and influencers. What a despairing viewpoint of something that was intended to be a […]

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Summer Reading: Fly A Little Higher

The story moved me before I even read it. Zach Sobiech, just a typical teenage boy living a not-so-typical teenage life. Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered One Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way is Laura Sobiech’s story of watching her son live his last days.  Zach and his entire family chose to […]

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