LeadHership's Blog (100)

GOD MADE ME CHEDDAR; I MADE ME SWISS

  • Like a brick of cheddar cheese, I was made in the solid image of God: destined to be whole; wired to be filled. There was never meant to be any holes...But along the way--like swiss cheese & by my own doing--holes got added to what was meant to be solid. Sometimes, I get discouraged that my life has made me hole-y. Thankfully, I am loved by a God who--when I ask Him to fill the spaces--gloriously descends an extra dose of His…

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Added by LeadHership on March 24, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

LIFE'S LIKE A MECHANICAL BULL

  • Recently, DJ got a chance to ride a mechanical bull. As I stood by, I realized it translated to life. Life's like a mechanical bull. It really is. You're on this thing you CAN'T control & all you CAN control is holding on for dear life. And then? Like the bull, you get kicked off sometimes, don't ya? And whatta ya do? Lie on the ground? Run away? Kick the bull? Or...maybe like DJ, we simply get back on. If life's got you riding a…

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Added by LeadHership on March 21, 2011 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

If You've Never Been Chosen...

You were chosen. God chose you. Others may have left you. Others may have looked past you. Others may have forgotten you. But God? He chose you. If He has a fridge, your name is on it in those ABC magnets. If He has a wallet, your picture is in it. In his book? Your name is written. He thinks about you. He cries for you. He adores you. He can't wait to rush into your life and rescue you. You were chosen. Before you were born, you were hand-picked,…

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Added by LeadHership on March 20, 2011 at 8:36pm — No Comments

IF YOU WONDER IF GOD'S HEARING YOU...

Have you wondered if God's hearing you? I've wondered that. But know that your God is NOT the God of delays, pauses, forgetfulness, To-Be-Announced's, To-Be-Determined's & forgetful RSVPs. God is WELL AWARE of my voice, my tears, my cries, my needs, my pleas, my begs, my requests, my burdens...and yours too.  It's not a question of can God hear us; it is a question of am I willing to wait for Him to answer? Here are some encouraging verses…

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Added by LeadHership on March 17, 2011 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

WHAT PEACE LOOKS LIKE. (TO ME, ANYWAY)

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  • Today, as I peered through the camera lens & saw what I was about to capture, something dawned on me. The water was flat--nearly a motion in it. The atmosphere was calm--not even a breeze. And the combination of the two is what I'd surmise as peace on Earth: still breezes, still waters. You know what? This snapshot is also a picture of what my soul can look like…

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Added by LeadHership on March 15, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

HELP! I HATE FICTION!

  • I've never been crazy for fiction books. But in the last year, despite having a fiction-book anti-attitude, I read three of them that were SO good they are worth sharing: 1) The Shack by William P. Young 2) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry & 3)…

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Added by LeadHership on March 13, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments

How Do Ya Pray, Anyway?

Jesus' got with some of his passe & gave them a great schoolyard lesson on how they should do this thing called "pray."  Naturally, He gave them the greatest answer ever. It's found in Matthew 6. I pray this prayer often for my own life & for others & I pray it a lil somethin' like this...

God, you are in heaven…

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Added by LeadHership on March 8, 2011 at 6:48pm — No Comments

COULD WE SUM UP LIFE THIS WAY?

Today, while driving, I had an ephiphany of sorts. I heard something speak into my head: "Do my best with where I'm at." As I considered that, I started to translate it...

In depression? Do our best with where we're at.  In unemployment? Do our best with where we're at.  In mourning? Do our best with where we're at.  In celebration…

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Added by LeadHership on March 8, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

MY KINDA CRAPPY DAY

I started today too early, arising at 4:57am & it seemed to go downhill from there. Lost my patience with myself, lost my cool with my kids, screwed up a new crock-pot dinner, yada, yada, yada.  So what is the success-formula for starting your day off wrong?  'Cause we don't get do-over's. And then we try to make-up to those we afflicted with pithy statements like, "I'm sorry I'm just having a bad day" Puh-lease!  I'm wracking my brain wondering what…

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Added by LeadHership on March 1, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

FOUND HER CRYING ON HER KNEES

I'll never forget this one... A few years back, we were on vacay, chillin' by the pool. About 15 feet away from us I noticed a woman on her knees, with her head against a concrete wall. That's what caught my eyes. She was crying so hard. That's what caught my ears. A sunbather, pool attendant & lifeguard all walked by, asking her if she was OK. I ran over & knelt beside her. "Ma'am, I am a pastor's wife, may I pray for you?" Looking up from the concrete wall, still crying, she nodded… Continue

Added by LeadHership on February 27, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

WHEN YOU LOSE A CHILD

It is every parent's nightmare. Except this time, it wasn't mine, it was my 5 yr old's. His brother & I were in the children's corner at Barnes & Noble, doing homework. Per Andy's request, I let him stay in the toy section, adjacent to us. He knew where we were, we knew where he was.… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 25, 2011 at 8:35pm — 2 Comments

IF I KNEW I WAS GOING TO DIE TOMORROW WHAT WOULD I DO TODAY?

...this is a very interesting question & it had me lying in my bed, sleepless. But after giving it some deliberation, I knew there'd be many things I'd do, but these 3 were of no-question...1) On all the social networks, I would advertise a casting call to anyone & everyone who… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 19, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments

TIPS FOR ZITS

Occasionally, I like to blog about matters not of the heart. Take, for example, zits. We all get 'em. Straight up, don't they make you crabby? I mean, pop? Don't pop? Run to the ER? Cement with 14 layers of concealer & play like nobody notices? What to do, what to… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 17, 2011 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

"NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT"

I was a kid in a candy shop with a mouthful of Pixie stix when our church handed out new biz cards this week!! Do you know the potential of these?? A long time ago, I discovered it & it stirred up a passion in…
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Added by LeadHership on January 17, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

ROTARY-PHONE GOD

You know what?? Back in the day, rotary phones didn't have speed-dial or fast connection. No matter what, when making a call, we had to patiently DIAL ten digits, one-by-one & wait for the caller to pick up. As far as expecting immediate answers, rotary phones inadvertently taught us patience. Today, when I'm trying to call God, do you think I'm expecting fast-speed, immediate cell-phone service out of Him? Perhaps God is still taking calls His way...i.e., the rotary way. Maybe what I… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 14, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

BOOKS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

No abuse devastates me more than sexual abuse. Over the years, I've had painstaking discussions with people who have endured it. As they relayed their pain, I could feel my heart fill to its brim with tears. I am not an expert, however, I want to offer some resources that come highly recommended from the experts I've had the honor of knowing. I hope this helps someone… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 11, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

5 THINGS I'M DREAMING HEAVEN WILL HAVE...

Heaven. Someday I will be there & I hope you will be, too. Here's five dreams I have for Heaven...

1. No more addictions.

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No more unanswered…
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Added by LeadHership on January 11, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

MY 1ST TIME ROCK-CLIMBING



I tried rock-climbing! A great experience, but, man, it's hard. It requires education, strategy, concentration, endurance, strength, patience & in my case, humility (wearing a harness between your legs isn't… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 5, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

SUICIDE: A TOUGH SUBJECT

It's a difficult subject to discuss. Awhile ago, someone dear to me attempted it. I tried to be there--it wasn't easy. What I so badly wanted to tell them, was:…
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Added by LeadHership on January 4, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

SERIOUSLY? IS THE WORLD COMING TO ITS END? SERIOUSLY?

Today, alone, the news included 3 headlines that got my attention. The unprecedented flooding in Australia… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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