Sunrise Sermon: Tunnel Vision

Are you one of those folks who walks through life looking straight ahead — not looking to your left or to your right — just straight ahead? Perhaps most days you’re looking down at your phone — hurrying to get to work, a meeting, your second job, or your kids’ after school activities. Here’s a…

Sunrise Sermon: Draw the Line Here

Psssst…hey! Hellooo, I’m talking to you. Yes, you. My message today is all about you and what you’re struggling with today. Actually, many of us are struggling with this issue. We exclaim that There aren’t enough hours in the day! I just don’t have time for that!  Well, there are 24 hours in each day, and…

Confined

Thousands of messages flood our minds each day — which crockpot meal to prepare for dinner tomorrow, what time the Washington Nationals play tonight, and I hope the new substitute doesn’t park in my spot again today. My mind seems to wander outside its usual confines and wonders about things that aren’t even my business…

Why I Blog

When I started this blog nearly four months ago, I thought I would write about leadership exclusively. After all, I am a leader with plenty to say, and I could probably pen something relevant each week about the state of leadership in our schools. What I realized very quickly was that the topic didn’t excite…

10 Things I Envision For 2016

  Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 This year I did something that I had never done before, and I actually enjoyed it. I took the advice of a well-known minister: “Start where you want to finish.” Feast your eyes on my Vision Board for the new year.  Instead of writing out…

Put Me in the Game, Coach!

Unencumbered time is a luxury when you become an adult.  Your day is filled with lists of things to do –crossing out those that have been done, circling those you want to get done today, and moving other things to tomorrow’s list–only to do the same thing all over again tomorrow. There were so many…

Do You Wish You Had More?

I sometimes wonder what I would do if I had a little more time. By the time I get home most days, all I have time to do is complete a few chores, prepare dinner, and wait for my husband to get home. I used to get home earlier, so I’d click on the TV,…

City of Brotherly Love

Yesterday I spent five hours at the hair salon. It’s like an unwritten rule in my culture that you just need to get comfortable at the hair salon or barber shop because you’re going to be there for a while.  I have always struggled to embrace this part of my culture because I just want…