Introducing Leadership from the Upside-down Kingdom Perspective

There are many books and resources we can access to help us become better leaders in many fields, and much of those resources are targeted specifically to particular fields. Unfortunately, that means there are fewer resources for believers in different types and levels of ministry who desire to grow in their ability to lead others. … Continue reading Introducing Leadership from the Upside-down Kingdom Perspective

A Crisis of Leadership

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.- Abraham Lincoln If this past year has shown us anything, it has shown us that across the board we are struggling to navigate a fluid and changing world environment. There have always been significant events that have … Continue reading A Crisis of Leadership

New Year, New Season, New Start

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.Albert Einstein Almost five years ago, I began writing some of my thoughts, observations, and life experiences to share with whomever cared to read. Unfortunately, that writing has been somewhat sporadic due to life circumstances which included stepping away for almost two years as … Continue reading New Year, New Season, New Start

Christmas Candlelight at Home

Christmas is a magical time of year. This year is especially dear to me as I have finally completed seminary, my parents have moved close to us this past month, and a spiritual son is visiting from far away for the holidays. Our family, along with many others, will gather to celebrate from far and … Continue reading Christmas Candlelight at Home

“Suddenly” Moments

The "suddenly" moments in our lives can be surprising. Often, they are challenging. Occasionally they become disruptive to your life rhythms. Even things that are well planned and prepared ahead of time can turn in to those surprising, challenging, disruptive “suddenly” moments. This is the case with writing and blogging in this season of my … Continue reading “Suddenly” Moments

The Image of God

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? I grew up in Germany as a military brat—the youngest of four siblings. My siblings were all close in age and often did things together. I am five years younger than my closest sibling, so I often played alone. I also have some very fond memories with … Continue reading The Image of God

God is a Good Father

God is a Good Father. We trust Him through all of life's circumstances because God is good. This gives us faith for the miraculous and hope that the best is yet to come. O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 (NASB) … Continue reading God is a Good Father

We Need Each Other

We can succeed only by concert. It is not, 'Can any of us imagine better,' but, 'Can we all do better?' Abraham Lincoln Last week, Americans across this country celebrated Independence Day (4th of July). It is a great time to remember the rugged individualism that helped us grow and thrive as a country through … Continue reading We Need Each Other

Defining the Real You

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. - Jeremiah 1:5 Everyone struggles to define who they are—at home, at school, with their family, with friends, and in life. People regularly answer questions like, “What’s your name?”, … Continue reading Defining the Real You

The Father is the Destination

In this way the Lord used to speak to Moses face-to-face, like two people talking to each other. Then Moses would come back to the camp. But his young assistant Joshua, Nun’s son, wouldn’t leave the tent. - Exodus 33:11 I grew up in a Christian home. I was surrounded by music, stories, and events … Continue reading The Father is the Destination