Posts filed under: Leadership

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Sometimes it is hard to recognize darkness. For it can come dressed up in a nice suit, pretty packaging, and a smooth sales pitch. Because it is slick and alluring,...

Engaging in Walk Abouts

As a school principal, several times a day I would engage in what we called “walk abouts”. This was where we would leave our offices in the hub of the...

Slowing down, Looking up, and Stepping In

I was loading my groceries onto the conveyor belt at the grocery store’s checkout when I overheard her comment. The cashier and her colleague, who was helping her bag the...

And We Will Overcome

For as long as I can remember I have yearned for the world to be different. Where love and kindness and inclusiveness carry the day. And goodness and justice has...

Oh, How Time Flies

We spend a lot of time talking about time. How time flies. Wondering where it goes. Trying to make up for lost time, and how it is high time. We...

Balancing Work Boots and Slippers

Work hard and do an honest day’s work were two axioms my husband and I lived by. We were generally one of the first people to work each morning, and...

we are beloved. beautifully and wonderfully made. one of His good gifts.

The world can try to steal parts of us. But we can also give pieces away. And much of what we loose, we have carelessly, recklessly, and unnecessarily relinquished. To...

Washing My Own Face First

A number of years ago I made a snap judgment about someone, based on what I thought I knew. But later, when I learned one important piece about her story...

When a Ship Goes Down, Some Rise, Some Fall

There are two contrasting scenes in the 1997 movie, Titanic, that still haunt me. The first scene is set in the lavish dining room, which conveys a sense of abundance....

Sharing the Harvest

He had worked hard and had been richly rewarded. The crops had been particularly successful. Harvest season had arrived, and he was getting ready to store the grain for the...