Grace or Enabling? (The 1 Thing That Makes all the Difference)

The entire Christian faith is built on the concepts of grace, mercy and forgiveness. Therefore, if we’re followers of Christ, we strive to emulate Him.  In addition to these “big three”, we’re also called to love unconditionally, speak the truth in love, and to...

3 Habits to 3X Your Contribution

When it comes to leadership and getting things done, I’ve learned a lot from the wise Jethro.  No, not from The Beverly Hillbillies. But Jethro, as in Moses’s father-in-law in the Old Testament.  In Exodus 18, Moses was rewarded for leading the Israelites out of Egypt...

Discipline (It’s not a bad word)

I’ve been intrigued by words since I was pretty young. (“Who decided that was a bad word?”) I wrote frequent letters to friends and family, had pen pals in French class, and have kept a journal since fifth grade. I choose words carefully and seek out clarification...

3 Ways to Improve the Odds of Reaching Your Goals

Finally, it is finished.  A new year is upon us. And as Miss Stacey from Anne of Green Gables said, “Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes.” But apparently, not everyone is quite ready to jump on board and set New Year Resolutions for the year ahead. 2020...

The Difference Between Optimism & Hope

Imagine the proverbial clear glass set in front of you….50% full of water. How does an optimist see this glass?              (Half-full.) How does a pessimist see this glass?              (Half-empty.) How does an engineer see this glass?             (50%...

Why Other People’s Opinions Matter

There’s an old psychology term that’s being used in a new way recently: “Insinuation Anxiety” Insinuation Anxiety: noun A worry that not agreeing with someone’s choices implies criticism of how they are managing pandemic life. — Counseling Today (November 2020)...