Re-silience

Resilience comes from the Latin resiliens “to rebound, recoil.” It can be used as both a verb and a noun. The character trait of resilience describes the ability to recover and comeback from times of loss, unforeseen change, depression, loss or misfortune. Resilience …

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Exceptionalism

Time to take a step back… away from all the rhetoric and accusations… to pause and take it all in… to see all that is truly transpiring… to gain perspective on all that has occurred in just the six months of 2020. No matter what’s your party or opinion&#82…

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Level 3 Listening

I find myself wondering how the dialog of today would be different if we moved to Level 3 listening? Some background. In our coaching training we talk about Active Listening. Active Listening involves the listener learning to participate in the act of listening. One type of Activ…

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Privileged.

I am privileged. I have chosen to be blind to the title of “privileged.” I adopted a mindset that the label of “privileged” referred to someone else … to the upper-class… not myself. It doesn’t. It applies to me as a middle class WHITE person living …

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Global Shake-up! [Personal Wake-up?]

Is it time? Time for something different? Something different personally. Something different globally. Global Shake-up – Personal Wake-up If you can give me some latitude in sharing a small slice of Church history, I think there is something for us today… from yester…

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Turns out That Strange Feeling Is Grief [Sovereign Mindset]

William Bridges, author of “Managing Transitions” has documented that it is impossible to move into the future without first coming to the realization and grief that accompanies the death of the past. Life and leadership are forever changing. We intuitively know and r…

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Out of the Box [Postures of Transformation]

In times of transition… it is unclear where you are headed, but it also clear you cannot go back to where you have been. Transitions are times in-between. What is clear about a time of transition is that God first does a deeper work in those who believe, in order to do a wi…

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Self-Care in Crisis Care [Ten Helps]

At one time or another all of us have told someone we love to… “Take care of yourself!” Most of us… are focused right now on trying to respond to the need of others, keep our ministry or business afloat or just trying to cope with the day-to-day changes we…

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