Focusing on the Forgotten

Focusing on the Forgotten

Can you picture a child who has fallen through the cracks? Who is that kid on the margins that requires the most patience? You know-that student who makes your job ten-times harder, but it’s impossible to stay mad  because you know what darkness awaits him at...

Mountaintop Momentum for 2017

Similar to this blog post, there is the occasional ministerial idea with which one struggles with knowing where to start. What committee can coordinate this? Is there enough in the budget for this? If so, what line-item do we use? Who’s an expert on this subject? What...
LOL = R&R

LOL = R&R

While some watch sports or cooking shows, I am slightly obsessed with well-written comedies. So much so, that my friends threw me a shower that was themed Saturday Night Live. There was a “Mom Jeans” skit and more Chris Farley impersonations than one could imagine....
Traditions on the Go: Cue Cards of Christmas

Traditions on the Go: Cue Cards of Christmas

An extremely rare occurrence is on my calendar for this week.  I get to have lunch with my dear friend, Lindsay. Our friendship extends over a decade, but due to the busyness of life, we have not connected in a while. I want to make the most of our time together.  As...

Full Schedule, Fruitful Life

Be Busy, not Overwhelmed. It is said that pieces of our lives are like fridge magnets. Each one is always present on the door, but they get shifted around-often. After time away at a conference, one might shift her off-day as to assure time to reconnect with her...