Browsing Category : leadership

Build Your Fortress


Definition, fortress: “1a large fortified place; a fort or group of forts, often including a town citadel; 2any place of exceptional security; stronghold” Fortresses are imperative in life. Danny Silk shared a quote the other day on his Facebook Page: “Boundaries are courage in action. A child who is courageously setting boundaries will be able to resist negative peer pressure.” Timothy Smith The deeply woven truth in these words is intensely profound…especially the beginning words: Boundaries are courage in action.…

Balance: The Hard of Moving On


Balance. A tough word. A latin word meaning, “having two plates.” A word that conveys to the very mind of holding two things within each hand of equal proportion and weight. The reality of life, however, isn’t to balance it all. For to hold things within our lives within equal proportion and weight, is to hold within our hands the…

No to Good, Yes to Great


There it was…an offer. An offer I never expected…but always deeply desired: recognition. I’ve craved pats on the back from people from as far back as I can remember. My parents always sought to encourage me not to seek such things out, alas, however…the reason I craved it so much from others was because it was very rare I received…

On Discipline


I’m learning this week that to correctly administer discipline to our children, we mustn’t demand obedience…nor respect. We mustn’t demand anything of our children – demands only breed rebellion. No, disciplining is not bred through demanding…it’s bred through serving our children in love.

That love…is Christ.

Healing Women through Women


“He [Jesus] laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:3-4 (ESV) The first demonstration as a Christian I was able to witness of servant leadership was…

Disciples Making Disciples


“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them int the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” Matt 28:19-20 (ESV) The other day our Church’s worship leader tweeted something that I really connect with being a writer. “Reading teaches you to dream again.” Considering…

Reflection


On my way out with family today, I heard an old song come over the radio that I had no heard in a long, long time. “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson. In hearing these words, “I’m starting with the man In the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways; and no message could have been any clearer. If you…

Review of “Becoming a Woman of Influence” by Carol Kent


Becoming a Woman of InfluenceOne thing I can never say about Carol Kent is that she is boring – for she never is!

This book reveals deep insights concerning women growing into influential positions, and embracing women like these into our lives. She highlights main points that point directly to scripture, revealing that these insights truly did not come from herself – but from direction of her relationship with God.

Though it took me a couple of months to read the book (I just so happen to slowly digest good books like this), when I found myself reading the book, I discovered I had a hard time putting it down (but when my eyes are starting to close due to just be over tired, I do what I have to do).Carol’s style, grace, compassion and mercy flow through this book as the personal mentor she encourages all women to find in their own lives.

The companion 9-week study guide is excellent – and it prompts you to journal rather than fill in the blanks; which I find to be deeply helpful in learning and growth.

If you are a woman, and don’t have a personal mentor in your life, please embrace this book until one enters into your life.

Breaking Through


For a moment of your lives, please…come take a journey with me and see what comes out on the other end. Often times I wonder why it is so many, including myself, get stuck in a moment in time. We make so many plans for the future, and the goals we set out to achieve wind up becoming [for a…