Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pay Attention to Your Colleagues

The word colleague is defined as an “associate”, or “one chosen to work with another”. In our specific case, we see anyone working on behalf of children as colleagues. We’re on the same team, working for the same cause. But … Continue reading

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Saturate the Desert Wasteland

Someone asked me the other day what success in our work looks like. Hmmmmm. All I could think about were the days when I have said yes to the begs and pleas of my boys to play in the rain. … Continue reading

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Win the Small Moments

Good morning! Countless authors remind us that life is defined by moments, not minutes and hours. In many ways we go from conversation to event to quiet to noise to another laundry load to email to dog fight ( that’s … Continue reading

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Take the Time

Good morning! I’m having one of those “ball of yarn” moments, where many strings of thought have been winding themselves into a globe and it’s hard to find the end. Sometimes my mind gets cluttered and I have trouble unraveling … Continue reading

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Watch the Ground Beneath Your Feet

I love the sharp reality of the Word, the way it lives and breathes and speaks to us. I love the congruency between what I read and what I see out my kitchen window. Take some time and read through … Continue reading

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Practice Hope

I came across this poem in my reading this morning and want to share it with each of you here in this space. Practice Hope Look at the fig tree: when it sets out its tiniest green leaves you know … Continue reading

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Look for Signs of Hope

We have to be so careful with how we navigate the daily news. I’ve been finding of late that some notices in particular make me very sad. Every headline citing yet another massacre in the borderlands of Mexico brings such … Continue reading

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Accompany the Solutions

No doubt about it, we’re in choppy waters. Our solutions for children in need are tossing about on the waves of change and we’re all a bit stressed and uncomfortable. I sensed it at our recent conference, I heard it … Continue reading

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Hold Different Tenses

Good morning! It truly is a beautiful morning here today. The afternoon rains are easing their way into our lives again, so the jungle is bright and clean against the morning sky. The view out my window is delightful. So … Continue reading

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Steep Yourself in God Reality

I don’t often do this here in this space, but this morning I had a profound gut reaction to one of those internet snippets that fly by when you’re looking at the morning news. “Intelligence is Overrated” was the headline, … Continue reading

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