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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  ...

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  ...

Blog, Faith, Leadership, Ministry

An Unknown Woman In The Bible?

Although her name appears just once in Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, Junia is one of the most unknown women of the Bible.  Paul wrote in Romans 16:7, “Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.” Junia is the first and only woman in Scripture to be explicitly identified as an apostle. Apostles in the New Testament were  ...

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  ...