Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nature & God

God's word is seen in nature. Heavens declare his glory. He is supernatural and the creator of the world.

We can see his beauty around us.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Hiding Place

I finished reading The Hiding Place last night for the first time.  It tells the story of atrocities of World War II, but when I think of the book, more than that I think of it as an amazing story of faith, love and prayer.  The TenBoom family was committed to their faith and exemplified love for others throughout the story in way that made God's presence known.  They risked everything for the love of others.  

Friday, January 05, 2018


A few month back, I attended a seminar for work called Growing Leaders.  Holly Moore was the presenter and she was wonderful to hear speak.  Much of what she talked about resonated with my time in the McDonough Leadership Program at Marietta College. 

I took a few notes through her presentation; I've captured some snippets of it below.
  • She opened with talking about people having a leadership mindset.  There are situation leaders and leaders who grow their leadership mindset. 
  • Email is for information, not emotion.
  • "Wise leaders play chess, not checkers as they manage relationships."  People move and interact like chess pieces, all different and unique and should be managed as such.  People are not all alike like checkers that move in the same way.
I enjoyed her presentation for the day so much that the following week I emailed the Dean of the program at Marietta and told him that the seminar I attended reminded me so much of my time at McDonough as she talked about situation leaders and growth mindsets.  When I think about what concepts and theories I learned in college that I think about any apply today in the workforce, far and away it is the concepts that I learned in leadership. 

That email led me to being connected with director of communication and brand management at Marietta, which led me to being a featured alumni on the website!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018


Elinore has a favorite number. 152.

Anytime you ask for a number of anything it is 152.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Monday, January 01, 2018

A Prophecy Fulfilled

Efficiencies can lead to impatience.  Saving time in everything hurries out pace and causes us to loose patience. 

The name Jesus is Greek.  It was Joshua in the original language, Hebrew.  It means: God will save. 

Jesus spoke truth and caused many people to fall.  The changes he brought was too hard for many.  Yet, the truth he spoke also caused the rise of many because they were looking for Jesus.  

What do we want most?  What do we most for our kids?  The love of Christ.  For them to be followers.  And if that isn't what we want most, it should be!

How long will we wait to encounter Jesus?  We hope.  We praise.  We keep a ready heart.  

(Sermon notes from 12/31/17)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ruth went in this week for the 3 year well check.  She was 3 feet 1 3/4 inches tall.  She weighted in at 28 pounds.