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Dream Chaser, Leadership

An Early Lesson in Goal Setting

My first experience with goal setting (that I can remember anyway) came from my piano teacher, Mrs. Hunt.  At the age of 6, I was pretty overwhelmed when she said I would have to perform “Water Sprites” in my first recital without using any music.  How would I ever be able to memorize the music?  “You don’t have to memorize it all in one day,” she explained to me.  Her plan was for me to memorize only a few measures each week. Early on I  ...

Blog, Inspiration, Ministry, The Sending Project

Impacting Communities in Kansas City

It’s been a little over a month since I joined the staff at The Sending Project. I have had lots of people ask me what my new role is and what The Sending Project (TSP) is all about! One of the things I get to do as Operations Director is to help organize events around the KC area which help to build missional awareness and community among churches. One of these events is called a Network Gathering. At our most recent event, churches from  ...

Adventure, Blog, Faith

Embracing A New Opportunity

Every day is a new opportunity, another chance, a new beginning. I have found this to be true in my life over and over again. When we choose to follow Jesus, life becomes an exciting adventure! He is the One who knows the future and the One who holds the future. He is the One who loves us so much that He can’t keep His eyes off of us. He always has our best interest in mind and desires to walk with us in a very personal way on our life’s  ...

Blog, Dream Chaser, Inspiration

What Is Your One Thing?

One reason people don’t make progress toward their goals is that they get overwhelmed at the enormity of the tasks! You may have heard the expression ‘You can eat an elephant if you take one bite at a time.’ In other words, if you have a goal you want to accomplish, you need a step by step approach that breaks down the journey from here to there in doable chunks. Someone once said “Small things done over time will  ...

Blog, Dream Chaser, Life

My Journey To Becoming A Real Estate Agent

I am a list person. I love to write down the things I need to do or want to do. I can’t explain how excited I am to ‘check it off’ when the task is complete. Not only do I like lists in my daily routine, but I also like thinking about bigger things – big dreams, if you will – that I’d like to do in the future. Each year I try to check at least a few of those things off my list. I can’t even remember  ...

Family, Inspiration, Leadership, Life

Teachers Who Make A Difference

The teachers we remember most are not necessarily the ones who are famous or hold some high position. The teachers we remember most, the ones who stand out from the rest, are the ones who made a profound and lasting impact on our lives. I was in sixth grade when I was introduced to Mr. C. He had quite the reputation as a teacher who had high expectations and a low tolerance for students who didn’t want to learn about Simon Bolivar and the  ...

Blog, Leadership, Ministry, Volunteers

5 Tips For Finding And Keeping Volunteers

Imagine how many needs would go unanswered without volunteers! One of the greatest things a person can do is offer their knowledge, skills, time or resources to offer hope and to help someone in need. Volunteering connects people to a greater cause than themselves. It allows people be a part of something big, builds relationships and makes a difference in the lives of those they serve. With crazy schedules and busy lives, finding volunteers  ...