April 25, 2011

Radically Bold But Wisely Controlled

So, there we were, strapped to our seats. Our legs, swinging back and forth, hanging in mid-air. I could hear the nervous chatter of those behind me. I glanced over at my daughters. Both looked back with wide-eyed stares. They held onto the bar in front of them with white-knuckled death grips. Wait, that was me... They were unusually calm.

With a plunge forward that sucked the breath out of me, we started out on our two minute journey. It was too late to change my mind. Roller coaster is an understatement. Twists. Turns. Spins. Straight up. Nose dive. Backward. Forward. Upside down, but never right side up for too long. Any direction seemingly humanly impossible. That was just my stomach. And the screams? I couldn’t utter a sound, something about G-forces. But my daughter managed to reach decibels I never knew existed. The man behind me put some women opera singers to shame.

April 21, 2011

The Sky's the Limit!

A few years ago I made a promise to a good friend I would jump out of an airplane (with a parachute on of course) if she took on my challenge for her to reach out for treatment to help her through depression.  Her depression came as a result of having Intracranial-Hypertension, a disabling illness.  In the midst of this, she was unable to realize and accept how precious and valuable she truly is.

April 16, 2011

The Blessing of Easter

As we journey together into this Easter week, may you and your families be embraced by the sweet flow of God's grace woven into the message of hope found in Scripture, lived by Christ Himself, and shared with all of us.

April 13, 2011

What If? Indeed!

Recently some friends and I were discussing the "is your glass half-full or half-empty" debate. I sat quietly, amused and content with listening to each side intent on proving their view was the only correct way to look at it. While I believe both viewpoints hold truth, I couldn't settle on either. Half-full or half-empty? Neither! It's time to challenge this debate with a new perspective, a new option. What if ? What if we empty the portion into a smaller glass and fill it to the top? The result? One full glass and one completely empty. End of controversy!

April 5, 2011


Nature has an incredible way of teaching valuable lessons. Consider geese. Geese teach us about community, encouragement and survival. When geese fly in their V-formation, they’re not flying to be fancy but with intention to help others behind them. With each flap of their wing, there is an ‘uplift’ of wind created to ease the flight for those that follow. The V-formation increases the flow of air and their flying range. If a goose strays or slips out of formation, it will feel the drag and resistance of flying alone without the aid of the current and will resume its spot in the formation.