You Can’t Have Impact Without Struggle

You Can’t Have Impact Without Struggle

I love story. It is my escape, the form in which I learn best and what makes my life rich. Story gives us texture and a way to relate. It’s more than just a picture of something where you have to interpret the meanings and how things relate to one another for yourself. It allows us to have something to compare our own experience with in order to relate. Even if the story doesn’t capture your exact experience, often the elements will resonate inside of you. When a story like this unfolds in... Read More
Using the Intimacy Bullseye to Gauge What Stays a Secret

Using the Intimacy Bullseye to Gauge What Stays a Secret

How do you feel about secrets? In my experience, there are two views. One side views secrets as something special. This is something that you only tell a close, safe friend. They’re things that hold important content that isn’t suitable for just anyone. This side enjoys mystery books and movies like Goonies or Raiders of the Lost Ark in which secrets hold treasure and hidden artifacts. The other camp views secrets as hurtful and divisive. Secrets are things that split friends and cause... Read More
The Secret to Leading with Confidence

The Secret to Leading with Confidence

Have you ever felt nervous before a meeting or event? Have you ever worried over that upcoming social occasion and secretly wanted to just stay home? Have you ever secretly felt unqualified to lead? When I feel worried or nervous about a situation, I use this little Fierce Faith mantra to keep me on track. Show up. Be real. Love others. Don’t quit. I developed this mantra because when I feel fear getting the best of me, I tend to want to run and hide, put on my mask, bite the heads off of the... Read More
Delegating is Often the Key to Focus

Delegating is Often the Key to Focus

We did it and it was a huge success! We planned and executed the event so well, from the littlest details to the biggest surprises. The feedback was incredibly refreshing. We put so much work into it, so hearing all of the great comments made it all worth it. Then, we realized it would have been so much better and so much easier on us if someone else had organized it. Sure, we hit a home run. But they would have knocked it out of the park. They always do. So we have heard the word, right?... Read More
Success or Failure: Moving on to What’s Next

Success or Failure: Moving on to What’s Next

There are two things that can result from focusing too long on the accomplishments of our past. We either become overly inflated by what we’ve done or we become consumed by what we have not mastered. There is value in our past only if we know how to apply it to our present and what God ultimately has shown us about our future and moving forward. Paul writes to the Church in Philippi and says this: 12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on... Read More