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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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

Adventure, Faith, Inspiration

Seeing Beneath The Surface

Growing up in the country, one of my favorite summer pastimes was spending hot summer afternoons hiking through the woods. A creek flowed through the middle of our farm.  One of my favorite pastimes was to gaze into the water searching for what lingered beneath the surface, while our horses took a much needed rest from the heat. So much was happening under the surface. So when I read the illustration given by L Grand Hutton in his book “In  ...

Inspiration, Travel, Uncategorized

Mission Adventure in Ecuador

I still remember watching the ‘Fasten Your Seat Belt’ sign come on. As the plane descended, I got my first glimpse of the Andes Mountains. When the wheels of the plane hit the runway, my stomach was filled with butterflies as we landed at the tiny airport in Quito, Ecuador. It was my first mission adventure. I was 19. I experienced so many firsts that summer. Seeing bananas, bamboo and coconuts grow along the road were new to me. Living in  ...