5 Friday Faves – Community Helpers, Leadership Scoreboard, Better Together Cultures, Networks, and Bread

September 1st and it feels like Fall. This time of year always stirs the possibility of new beginnings. It’s my favorite time of the year. Here are this week’s faves: 1) Community Helpers: We are currently in the long aftermath of flooding in the US and other parts of the world. Photo Credit: JSC Features, … Continue reading 5 Friday Faves – Community Helpers, Leadership Scoreboard, Better Together Cultures, Networks, and Bread

Monday Morning Moment – On Silos and Tribalism – Taking “Us” and “Them” to a Better “We”

Photo Credit: Slideshare.net “Silos”, as a workplace term, is such a fitting description for what we do to distinguish ourselves from each other. It means compartmentalization based on specialization. Now the term “silos” is less used, replaced by the cooler term “tribes”. Unfortunately, because the workplace woes of old are still in operation, “tribes” have deteriorated into … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – On Silos and Tribalism – Taking “Us” and “Them” to a Better “We”

Monday Morning Moment – Audacious Leadership – Lead Like Jesus

Photo Credit: Leo Reynolds, Flickr Today’s workplace bends with the culture. Historical and current contexts are present in our work culture, whether or not we acknowledge it.  What if our culture has lost its interest in history…in experience… in the wisdom of the ages? What does that mean for those of us in the workplace, … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Audacious Leadership – Lead Like Jesus

Monday Morning Moment – Social Capital – an Invaluable Resource We Can Develop – and a Tool to Help

Photo Credit: Screen Shot – Art of Charm I had an Aha moment recently when I discovered something had shifted in this season of my life. Social capital. To be honest, I didn’t even know what that was until a couple of weeks ago. Now, I can’t stop thinking about it and how to develop … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Social Capital – an Invaluable Resource We Can Develop – and a Tool to Help

Balcony People – The Encouragers in Our Lives – You Know Who You Are – and We’re Grateful

Better Together, George Washington Academy, Casablanca, Morocco Encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 People who know me well know the struggle I have with insecurity and self-doubt. It doesn’t seem so but it’s true. I have been blessed with great encouragers in my … Continue reading Balcony People – The Encouragers in Our Lives – You Know Who You Are – and We’re Grateful

Worship Wednesday – Anxiety, Holding On, & Reclaiming Perspective

Photo Credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – Anxiety, Holding On, & Reclaiming Perspective

Monday Morning Moment – the Components of Truly Multiethnic Organizations – Color, Culture, Compromise, and Community

Photo Credit: ProExcell, Eclassified Is being multiethnic part of your organization’s DNA or core values? Whether a part of a Fortune 500 company or a megachurch, or whether just beginning a small business or a new church plant, our values are soon exposed. First, by our goals and then by our makeup. “Like begets like”. … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – the Components of Truly Multiethnic Organizations – Color, Culture, Compromise, and Community

Worship Wednesday – In Disappointment, Peace…and Finally, Joy – a Playlist

Photo Credit: Pixabay But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.  – Psalm 69:13 Yesterday morning, the doorbell rang. I saw the delivery truck in the driveway and moved quickly to retrieve what … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – In Disappointment, Peace…and Finally, Joy – a Playlist

Worship Wednesday – I Lift My Hands – Chris Tomlin

Photo Credit: David Joyce, Flickr Yesterday, driving to an appointment, an old Chris Tomlin song came on the radio. It touched my heart in an unusual way. Familiar words, I Lift My Hands stilled my thoughts for the moment. God drew me to Himself, and worship flowed. Not even thinking, one hand on the steering … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – I Lift My Hands – Chris Tomlin

Saturday Short – This Blood – with Rachel Chapman

Photo Credit: Flickr Probably the greatest offense of Christ to a disbelieving world is the cross. Why? Surely, the God of the universe could have orchestrated another way…a gentler, more palatable way to reconcile a wayward people back to Himself. How can we, mere mortals, prescribe to Creator God, a better way? God have mercy. … Continue reading Saturday Short – This Blood – with Rachel Chapman