Putting Together Puzzles

  Ever do puzzles?  For a very short period in my life, I liked puzzles. My grandmother would tell me, “Start in the corners.” I believe she also said to do the sides first so you can figure out which blue piece is the sky. Without the corners and sides, it was nearly impossible to […]

Drinking Deeply in The Fire

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”    Jeremiah 17:8 NIV A Netflix documentary described my week: Watching […]

FAQS: My Husband’s Role

WorldVenture appointed me, not my husband, Tony, as a missionary. Yet, he plays a role in what I do every day. I introduced him to Facebook. He now posts #LunchroomViews when he hikes, influencing both secular and believer in his online life. Helped him merge to Twitter. He’s learning the ins and outs of that, too. […]

A Project Done

The process of taking on designing an online ministry for a church or nonprofit is this: Vision: Vision cast with the church. What is it they wish to accomplish? Write it down. Talk about it. Finalize it as this is the basis for training. Assess their technology know-how and set up a training schedule and […]

Committing to One Thing

If you are having trouble connecting with your church family, are you trying to connect with them? What I am finding is how often people say they can’t seem to connect with others, but are uncommitted to opportunities that come up. Maybe is easier than yes or no. Risk is better avoided. Uncertainty can be […]

Lifting the Heavy Weights

I am happy to report that I have finally passed the 50% mark in my Kindle of the required reading from WorldVenture called, Intercultural Communication For Christian Ministry. Between working a full-time job and working full-time ministry, reading is challenging. Added to this, it’s not your Hallmark easy reading book, but heavy, like lifting weights […]

Running and Ministry

Not every run will turn out okay. Running is a metaphor, an adjective, and a goal and discipline-maker. As a high school student, I wasn’t athletic. I hated running. All I wanted to do was sit on the bleachers under the warm California sun and read. Running happened almost three years ago when I so […]