A Heart Shaped Raindrop for You…
Posted on January 26, 2015 Leave a Comment
This morning I vowed to get organized. I am famous for writing reminders, blog ideas, or parts of speaking scripts on anything that is in front of me. It might be the computer, but it might also be a napkin, the back of a receipt, or my hand. I told my husband, Mark, “Today is the day! I am going to create […]
Heart Shaped Raindrop – by Carmen Duppenthaler
Posted on January 31, 2014 2 Comments
There are some days I wish would never come. Like the day we lost a friend, a daughter, a mom, a sister… These days leave me with many questions. Like a child, I ask why over and over again. God always answers the same way. He answers in love. He answers in mercy and grace. […]
Not just another Christmas Tea
Posted on December 2, 2013 Leave a Comment
Over the last few years, leaders in ministry (including myself) have renounced the traditional Women’s Tea. Female leaders, tired of being stereotyped, and wanting to be recognized for their leadership capabilities outside of parties and teas, have labeling Women’s Teas outdated and out of touch with society. But what is really so bad about a […]
Dare to meet in person…it’s still in vogue!
Posted on October 3, 2013 Leave a Comment
Researcher, Andrew Shatte (watch his amazing Tedx talk) has shown us that the resilience to thrive in life is found in the ability to connect with something greater than ourselves. A connection to people outside our homes, a connection to our communities, our nation, our world, and our greater purpose. If Andrew Shatte is correct, […]
The Shakertown Pledge…Are you in?
Posted on March 19, 2013 Leave a Comment
Almost forty years ago, a small group of people, moved my the global poverty-ecology crisis they saw around them, joined together at the site of a Shaker Village near Harrodsburg, Kentucky to make a covenant that they would share what they had with others and work towards a world of equality and one of social […]
Giving Up On Teams
Posted on December 6, 2012 Leave a Comment
The words “team building” was originally based on the age-old metaphor that people are like building blocks (Sibbet, 2011). When I hear this analogy, I immediately think of the Legos or primary colored wooded building blocks my boys played with over the years. A person stacks one on top of the other and eventually, with […]
“No man shall die on my watch. Failure is not an option.”
Posted on October 24, 2012 1 Comment
Are you a movie watcher? I hope to be a movie watcher someday. But sadly, my track record is not very good. I can count on one hand the movies I have watched in the last decade. It isn’t that I don’t like movies or the idea of relaxing in front of a comedy or something […]
Do you know Leah?
Posted on October 19, 2012 Leave a Comment
Today, I had the honor of being a guest blogger on Deep Imprints in their “Coming to your church on Sunday” series. If you are a leader in the church (that means volunteers too!) I highly reccomend you stop by and check it out. It is a great series! Do you know Leah? You may […]