Strike OUT on Purpose!

“Listen to me little girl! You need to STRIKE OUT every day! You need to outperform, outshine, outclass all others!” My head was spinning because nothing he said made sense. I was his second daughter, and he wanted two sons. So I was destined to become an athlete. Whether I liked it or not! I…

Intentional Pursuit

“You never stopped pursuing me and serving me for 50 years!” Those were the words that my friend, Colleen, spoke to her husband, Steve, as they renewed their vows after 50 years of marriage. The words were so powerful, that Pastor Kendall used them in a subsequent Sunday message. Think about that! For 50 years,…

Conquering Giants

Five boulder rocks were towering in the photographs. She had stacked them while out on a hike. She called them “the five giants in her life.” They represented things like the divorce she was facing, financial ruin, terror about her past, horror about her present, and  trepidation about her future. You’ve been there. You’ve faced…

“I love the way that every time you call me, you do so with such intentionality!“ This is what a younger brother said to honor his older brother as best man at his older brothers rehearsal dinner. Just 24 hours later, in giving a toast to the bride and groom, the same brother said, “We…