Good morning! Often before I leave my house in the morning, I silently ask myself the best question, Mary, before you lock the door, do you have everything you need? However, even when I ask that question 1 out of 10 times, I forget something. Today, in 2 Peter, the author is reminding us that … Continue reading Do You Have Everything You Need?
Happy Monday! Prior to email and text messaging, I would receive letters from my grandmother and various friends in the mail. The joy of receiving letters from people who cared filled my heart with gratitude and emotion. I was always anxious to read about their latest adventures, family news updates, and thoughts around the current … Continue reading The Letter Begins
Happy Friday! Today is the last official day of the work week and our last day reviewing 1 Peter 5. My prayer is that in our review that the word of God revealed some mighty things and that you are encouraged to continue in the faith. Join me as we finish the final verses in … Continue reading His Final Greeting
Good morning! Yesterday, I had the unexpected pleasure of attending a compassion fatigue workshop. The workshop was well designed and informative. It offered tools to effectively recognize and address the challenges of individuals who are in reoccurring stress situations or in places of employment or in their lives where they extend help to people (e.g., … Continue reading Firm Foundation
Good morning! How many of you have heard the phrase, "see something, say something" or "hiding in plain sight"? Those two words draw our attention to things we may see, but may not realize that they are there or we simply ignore the fact that they are there. Today, we will continue our reading in … Continue reading Be Self-controlled and Alert
Good morning! Have you ever played the game Follow the Leader? It's a game where a leader is selected to lead a group in a line or in a series of activities. The followers are challenged to mimic the actions of the leader. If one of the followers doesn't mimic the leader they are out … Continue reading Follow The Leader
Happy Monday! For many years, I've struggled with the balance of authority versus leader, looking for leaders who led well. What I've learned in the absence of good leaders is being in a position of authority doesn't make anyone a leader, it just makes them a person in charge. There are many qualities of an … Continue reading Are You Leading?