blessing, Excellence, Friendship, Influence

The Power of Presence

Image: WordPress One thing challenging for centuries is staying connected. This year we find connections even more challenging. A song we may sing to our sweetie is, “I’ll Be There,” by Jackson 5. It expresses assurance the person will be present for the other as a source of comfort and strength and provide unselfish love… Continue reading The Power of Presence

Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Prayer, worship

Your Face I Will Seek

There is an area in our little community full of sunflowers. It is so beautiful and inviting, several have taken advantage of opportunities for family pictures and bridal portraits. As we drove by one morning, I noticed the sunflowers facing the same direction. I immediately thought, “Their faces are toward the sun.” Can you guess… Continue reading Your Face I Will Seek

Discipline, dream, Excellence, goal

When You Dream, Dream Big

Dreams. Visions. High ambitions. These things can bring excitement and can also seem overwhelming at the same time. I am listening to Bob Goff’s Dream Big. It has really challenged me. For some time, I feel like I’ve been in a funk. Can’t seem to get out of it. You know what I mean? Not… Continue reading When You Dream, Dream Big

blessing, Excellence, Faith, Purpose

Platforms of Opportunity

A teenage girl enjoying a day at Chesapeake Bay dove into shallow water and became a quadriplegic. A day at the beach results in a shark attack, and a surfer loses her arm. A Christian singer loses his first wife to cancer. Joni Eareckson Tada. Bethany Hamilton. Jeremy Camp. What do these people have in… Continue reading Platforms of Opportunity

Creativity, Excellence, Vision

Obstacles and Opportunities

Things constantly change. Workplaces change leadership. Businesses change policies. People change jobs. Responsibilities shift. Families increase or decrease in size. A doctor’s report changes your lifestyle. Does this sound familiar? Maybe you are in a situation filled with unknowns. It is certainly easy to become distracted in the midst of these times. It seems overwhelming.… Continue reading Obstacles and Opportunities

Excellence, Faith, Influence

The Impact of Influence

So many people influence my life. Immediately, I think of my mother. The memory of her life and encouragement continues to influence me. She mentored and encouraged me as an administrative professional to pursue excellence and always put forth my best effort. Even when I am discouraged, I cannot stay there because I quickly recall… Continue reading The Impact of Influence

Excellence, Influence, leadership

The Power of Influence

A somewhat new buzzword is “influencer.” We view lists of social media influencers of those we follow, and we may also follow their influencers. Though the term is primarily specific to social media, let’s expand it to include anyone. Here’s a brief list of influencers from this century. Who do you follow? Business - Bill… Continue reading The Power of Influence

blessing, Excellence, Faith, generosity, Gratitude

The Blessing of Generosity

"Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one [of them] claimed that anything belonging to him was [exclusively] his own, but everything was common property and for the use of all. And with great ability and power the apostles were continuously testifying to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,… Continue reading The Blessing of Generosity