O Come, All Ye Faithful- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 26, 2017

During the Twelve Days of Christmas, just as in the Advent season, I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days might … Continue reading O Come, All Ye Faithful- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 26, 2017

Choir of the West- 90th Reunion

For three years while in college at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), I enjoyed one of the greatest gifts of this world- being a part of a fantastic choir and family of friends, musicians, and servants. This past weekend, members of the choir from its 90 years gathered for a reunion and beautiful concert. I unfortunately was unable to attend in person because of recently moving … Continue reading Choir of the West- 90th Reunion

This Week’s Links

Tuesday means that it is time to share some links to things that I have found thought provoking. To help navigate the different themes, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. I hope you enjoy these links! Church and Ministry Thought & Practice For those of … Continue reading This Week’s Links

The Importance of ‘Bounce’ in Leadership

Back in college choir there was a warm-up that we would often do before concerts and performances to get us fired up. The words were simple enough, but as we said them, we built with intensity and expression, physically and verbally. Together the group would say in rhythm: I’m going to do, whatever I do with real energy. I’m going to do whatever I do … Continue reading The Importance of ‘Bounce’ in Leadership

Join- Day 20 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 18th was #Join. One of my favorite Christmas carols is “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” I have lots of reasons why it’s one of my favorites, but there’s one fond memory that sticks out more than most. In college at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), I had the … Continue reading Join- Day 20 of Advent

This Week’s Links

Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. … Continue reading This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links

Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. … Continue reading This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links

Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; and Vocation. I hope you enjoy these links! Church … Continue reading This Week’s Links