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Aug 6 2020

Getting Back Up After Being Hunkered Down

2020-08-06T11:51:00-05:00August 6th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

I recently got a letter from my sister who was complaining about not being able to go anywhere or do anything with friends and family that she was accustomed to doing.  I began writing about “Living with Limitation” and then listened to a talk by a minister entitled “Moments of Inspiration.” I also recognize that [...]

Jul 29 2020

12 Ways I’m Supporting My Mental Health During COVID-19

2020-07-29T10:52:11-05:00July 29th, 2020|Personal Development|

It’s a weird time in the world. The newness of “life during a pandemic” has passed. Yet, we’re still living IN a pandemic and dealing with the constraints of such. Many have accepted the reality of our “new normal” and that masks and social distancing are now part of our daily routine. Acceptance doesn’t necessarily [...]

Apr 15 2020

Serendipity: My Three Words Are Saving Me

2020-04-15T12:54:03-05:00April 15th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

I pray this post finds you healthy and safe. And, I hope that it also finds you in action, working to devise solutions to the many challenges we’re facing in our new normal, sheltering in place, working remotely, homeschooling, and generally hiding out to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. This week, I [...]

Mar 4 2020

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

2020-03-04T13:51:57-06:00March 4th, 2020|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes [...]

Feb 12 2020

Lessons Learned Again

2020-02-12T14:16:33-06:00February 12th, 2020|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development, Succession|

Last September, I accepted the role of Director of Men’s Ministry at my church conditioned on a “self-imposed” three-year term limit, during which my strategic focus would be to identify, develop and mentor my replacement; hopefully someone half my age! Almost six months into my new role, it feels like a good time to review [...]

Jan 31 2020

Three Big Words

2020-01-31T14:14:16-06:00January 31st, 2020|Leadership, Personal Development|

Wow, it feels like just yesterday that I was sharing my 2019 guiding words: Vision, Transition and Fun. This year, my words have come to me in pieces – with my first word being certain from the start and the others “trickling in” as I’ve prayed, thought and talked about them with others. There is [...]

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