I ran across this quote a while back, and I saved it because I knew I wanted to somehow use it one day. That one day came just a month or so later when a student wrote about how broken she is, and she wasn’t sure how useful she could be for God. I immediately … More Broken Crayons
Today is a special day for me. December 7, 2005, my first child came into this world. If you know me, you know I go all out for birthdays. My own is just 2 days after Christmas, so celebrations and presents were few and far between because my special day got mixed in with all … More Why I Cancelled My Son’s Birthday
MOTIVATOR According to audioenglish.org, the noun MOTIVATOR has only 1 sense: “a positive motivational influence” (emphasis added). I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past day or so because I surround myself with many types of people who are viewed as motivators. I consider my own self to be a motivator in certain … More Teacher, Coach, Entrepreneur, Parent, Mentor. . .Are You As Effective As You Think? 3 Questions That Will Make or Break You as a Motivator.
This week, our pastor started a series called Restore. The first message was entitled “Brokenness.” If I know about one thing, it’s about being broken. As I listened to the message and heard his final point about getting help from others and from God, one thought resonated with me, and then I was consumed with … More Rebuilt from the Ground Up
Just like it happened yesterday, I remember exactly how that morning played out for me. I was at our campus ministry building catching some extra moments of sleep before going to my Spanish class when a fellow student came in and asked if I heard what just happened. We turned on the news wondering what … More 9.11.01: A Bird’s Eye View
Day 7 This is NOT the End It started last Friday when I felt the need to take 7 days to step outside of my comfort zone. What I thought would be just a little uncomfortable actually became more than uncomfortable. Some days I found myself trying to reason with God when I didn’t want … More 7 Days Outside of My Comfort Zone: Day 7