I’ll go ahead and start out with a confession – I stink at resting. Working hard feels native to me, but resting is something I really have to focus on if I am going to make it happen. Don’t get me wrong; I love the idea of rest. It sounds like a wonderful concept. When you … More Why Can’t I Rest?
My daughter is not yet skilled at reading the room. She is only 3, so I suppose she still has time to develop the relational savvy to catch what is happening beneath the surface. Perhaps it is a gift to adults that a toddler can walk into a room and interact without concern for the … More One Competency to Rule Them All
What is the most expensive thing you have ever purchased? Depending on your stage of life it could be a fun electronic, a vehicle to get you around, a property to live in or perhaps a business to run. This sort of purchase stands out from the nominal everyday sort of transactions. And if I … More Count the Cost
We are getting closer to one of the most celebrated traditions in the United States. Family and friends gather together to recognize this special day. Some people get started at night, while others kick their festivities off in the morning. The amount of prep work to prepare for it is staggering. I am of course talking about … More Me First
Have you ever noticed that in a group environment there are people you naturally gravitate towards? Conversely have you noticed there are people you tend to dodge? From our youngest days in social settings we learn this truth. There are people we would chose to be around, and there are others we would chose to … More Dealing with Difficult People
Have you ever been somewhere beautiful and instead of simply taking it all in you pull out your phone to “capture the moment?” Far too often we allow ourselves to be distracted from the main thing. This week I shared some thoughts with our volunteer teams on the idea of perspective. Listen in on this brief … More Volunteering – Do You Have the Right Perspective?