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The Discipline of ‘I Can’

“There’s a green one down there by your left knee,” a voice boomed from about 10 or 15 feet below. I craned my neck down to the left, seeing the toe hold I had previously missed and pushed myself a … Continue reading

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Speed Golf? What’s Next … Speed Church?

I’m not the kind of person you’d ever catch wearing golf shorts and gloves, pulling out my nine-iron to tee off on the 7th hole. My fast-moving, often scattered brain can’t imagine spending a Saturday afternoon this way; much less … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: What DRIVES us?

Think back to the most boring, energy-sucking job you’ve ever had. Maybe it was your high school job at a fast food restaurant. Maybe it was a tour of duty you did doing retail at the mall. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Reconsidering Fire

Fire — oxygen, fuel and a spark — it’s one thing that shouldn’t change. Right? Or does it? Earlier this week, an article in The New York Times described how the New York City fire department is reconsidering … well … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Giving Thanks

I’m always a little surprised and delighted when I get a thank you note in the mail. It’s always nice to hear that someone appreciates what you do, particularly when much of your day seems occupied with criticism of what … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Wild Weather?

Earlier this week, I was listening to the National Public Radio show, On Point. Host Tom Ashbrook and guests were asking the question, \”What\’s Up With the Wild Weather?\” The unseasonably warm temperatures for most of the country this winter … Continue reading

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Called to Lead: Leading Transformation

Chapter 3 of John Roberto’s Faith Formation 2020 outlines six key leadership competencies that church leaders need : 1.) Becoming an adaptive leader 2.) Becoming an innovative leader 3.) Becoming a “Blue Ocean leader 4.) Becoming a Change Leader 5.) … Continue reading

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