First Things First

First Things First

When you’re networking, you carry an elevator speech in your virtual pocket. Just enough words to introduce yourself in the time it takes to ride an elevator. Just enough words to say who you are, what you do, and why your new acquaintance should care. So when Jesus...
Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

Does life seem repetitive? Does each day seem the same? Do you get up in the morning, go the same places, do the same tasks, eat the same meals, see the same people? Even if there’s options, are they the same options each time? One season follows another. Fall,...
What Then Should We Do (Specifically)?

What Then Should We Do (Specifically)?

When you get under someone’s skin, they let it out with a yelp, like a pinched puppy. Now struggling with a crisis of conscience because of something you said, they have to do something. Their first impulse is to throw it back at you. They say, “What do you want from...
Mary’s Song of Praise

Mary’s Song of Praise

“Just say the first thing that comes to mind,” say the counselor, the chaplain, professionals of all kinds. Urging people to let go of inhibitions, they literally urge words out of us without judgment. With support and encouragement, we ask each other to just blurt it...

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