Christian Leadership

Christian Leadership

Charismatic.  Energy  Goals.  Vibrant.  Strong.

These are words that come to mind when the term leadership is tossed around.  Hundreds of books, blogs and blurbs have been penned on the topic of how to be leader.  Now it's my turn.  *winks*

Through the years, I have observed and experienced many amazing Christian ministry leaders.  Unfortunately, there were also those leaders who were in positions for the wrong reasons and those who's behavior was anything but Godly.

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It's Like a Trip to Goodwill

It's Like a Trip to Goodwill

I gotta toot my own horn here.  I’m good at thrifting.  It’s been a lifetime in the making, but I’m good at it.

I find awesome stuff.   Friends don’t go shopping with me, unless they’re ready to plunk down plenty of money, because I’m like a magnet to great stuff at great prices…and lots of it!  As Monk said, “It’s a gift, and a curse.”

So...life is like a trip to Goodwill

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When Life Is Not As Expected

When Life Is Not As Expected

Out of a job for the second time in two years, I found myself thinking, “Why?”  My husband has been faithful.  He’s honest.  He’s hardworking.  He’s excellent at his job, top of his field!  Why is this happening to us again?  What did we do wrong?  This job seemed like such an answer to prayer at the time, why is it being taken away from us?  We were finally getting back on our feet!

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Flying With Kids Checklist

Flying With Kids Checklist

When flying with kids now, the whole game changes.  Forget that novel you've been dying to read or those podcasts or movies.  A latte to sip and Sudoku to solve is out.  This is work now.  And most likely some embarrassing situations.

Below are things I've learned about traveling with kids.  Maybe it's just my system and my prodigy, but it works for us.  Hopefully, what's written here will help your trip go smoothly.

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Go LIVE!

Go LIVE!

Go LIVE! in Life

As I sat in a small cabin in the mountains of New Mexico, it was snowing.  About four inches of good, powdery snow.  The air was crisp and invigorating.  Wild turkey and deer were venturing around the property.  Thankfully, no bear sightings.

While on vacation, and for a bit before that, I'd realized something.  I'd starting to buy into a lie.  "Live for the picture."

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Mindfulness And The Christian

Mindfulness And The Christian

Mindfulness And The Christian 

My husband and I are in the process of evaluating our lifestyle at home, too much clutter, too many meals out.  We have recycled for a long time but recently started composting.  We mostly shop at thrift stores and garage sales, (hey, I'm unique, not cookie-cutter and I can't pass up a bargain.)  We donate or gift outgrown items.  Our pets are rescued and our home is an older fixer-upper we are slowly DIY-ing.  We are so dang mindful, can I get a high five?  

But what do others believe about mindfulness?

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