The Critical Call to Rest

The Critical Call to Rest

In our busy world, it is difficult to carve out time to rest. Is it necessary? Important? What are the benefits. Let’s talk about it, because it is worth being intentional about. Self-talk blah blah blah I am tired of the self-care talk. I am weary of being...
How Coaching is Changing the Church…for the Better

How Coaching is Changing the Church…for the Better

We’ve tried to tell people what to do and it hasn’t paid off. After a decade of doing pastoral care, I can tell you, people are not interested in doing what you tell them to do. Anything they leave your office claiming they will go do has a minimal shot of getting...
9 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family

9 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family

It seems that people are really stressing out about the holidays. Not just gift-giving stress and stuffing-making stress, but also the being-together-for-family-time thing. As a recovering perfectionist, I know full well the stress of having high expectations and then...
Coming Out of My Cocoon

Coming Out of My Cocoon

This last month was hard for me. It was a season of confusion and discouragement, to say the least. I had some questions for God about my usefulness and direction, and then some heavy family stuff came right in and mixed up with it. I was literally not able to string...
When Summer Comes Crashing Down

When Summer Comes Crashing Down

Summer is a time full of expectations. We imagine certain moments of relaxation, fun, vacation, or slower schedules. I picture it being like one of those drug commercials where the woman is playing catch in the yard or making lemonade with a child. Yes– living...
Building Resilience Through Grief

Building Resilience Through Grief

I have been undeniably moved by Option B, a book by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. I heard an interview with Sheryl at the Global Leadership Summit and was intrigued.  Option B is what you pursue when tragedy hits and Option A is no longer an option. I am...
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