Dream Beyond the Task

Friday, 28 February 2014 by

  This week I was talking with a new friend. Over coffee, we talked about plans, dreams, ideas and goals for the year. As we talked I shared a little philosophy that has guided much of my own journey and much of the way I’ve tried to lead my teams:   “Dream beyond the task.”

The Olympic Spirit

Friday, 21 February 2014 by

I have an obsession… It’s called the Olympics. Every four years the world watches as athletes from around the world gather in a mountain encircled city far away. They gather to compete. They gather to chase. They gather to push. They gather to challenge. They gather to pursue a dream.   If you’ve watched the

With Your Whole Heart

Friday, 14 February 2014 by

    Today we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Today we celebrate Love. Today we celebrate each other. Today, regardless of your circumstance, May I encourage you to celebrate with your whole heart.   Celebrate the beauty that surrounds us… Celebrate tiny victories… Celebrate little moments of connection… Celebrate life… With your whole heart! ♥   Live

Boldly

Thursday, 30 January 2014 by

  So, I have a confession to make.  I used to not like James. Not the person but the book. I used to feel uncomfortable when reading this book of the Bible because I wasn’t sure if I really liked what it said…which made me feel even more uncomfortable. I mean, this is the Bible

That Moment When…

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 by

  A number of months ago, I was out walking on The National Mall.   It was a beautiful, cool evening.  The sun was setting, casting a brilliant array of colors across the sky.   I remember that night like it was yesterday.   I was having a “tough day” and had decided a little

Nouveaux Départs

Monday, 13 January 2014 by

“Nouveaux Départs” is French for New Beginnings. Most of us love new beginnings and new things. The smell of a new car. The glisten of a brand new smartphone. The feel of fresh sheets. We love new. It’s funny though, because even though many of us love new beginnings we don’t usually like endings. What

33 Weeks

Friday, 20 December 2013 by

  It’s been thirty-three weeks. Thirty-three week since I boarded a plane at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France and headed for a city I had never lived in nor been to since my childhood. It’s been thirty-three weeks, but I remember that moment as if it was yesterday. I was absolutely heartbroken, crying

Show and Tell (Part 2)

Thursday, 12 December 2013 by

The Show and Tell Principle applies to our worship too. In our worship, we should strive to be worshippers who demonstrate our worship for the Lord. The Bible gives us so much instruction and encouragement in this area. Through out the Bible, we are encouraged to “clap our hands,” “Sing for Joy,” “Lift a shout

Show and Tell (Part 1)

Monday, 09 December 2013 by

I used to love “show and tell” in grade school.  Nothing thrilled me quite like  the opportunity to not only tell all my friends and classmates about something that I loved, but to also show them! (who didn’t love bringing their favorite toy or bike to school?!) I would plan and prepare what I would

The Ugly-Beautiful

Thursday, 05 December 2013 by

Some days (more than others) really remind me that Life is truly A Journey of Discovery… It is a slow and steady deepening of our well of knowledge, gratitude and love…   If, and only if, we will lean in to it… Making space for the ugly-beautiful (not just the pretty-beautiful) Making room for the

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