Tagged with Quote-worthy Wednesdays

Privilege and Parenting

I have been reflecting on privilege  recently, especially since I’ve had this little boy.  He is the epitome of privilege -white, male, parents (and grandparents) with greater than college level degrees, one of which comes from a premier institution. Born into a family in a wealthy, modernized country.  That family has reliable transportation at all times.  And a … Continue reading

Tasks vs. Authority

I love the Leadership Summit, but it’s been years since I’ve been able to attend.  My husband was able to go this year, and didn’t rub in one little bit. Right. So I followed along vicariously.  One quote hit me good and hard, especially since the reason I couldn’t attend was because two of my … Continue reading

Successful and Well

Wednesdays are the day I stop to think about something I’ve heard from someone that bears repeating. Whether it’s stated or not, inherent in great leadership is the promise that as a result of being led by me, you will emerge more connected in your relationship to God and stronger in your gifted areas. -Nancy … Continue reading

Really Stopping

Really Stopping

Quote-worthy Wednesdays are my mid-week posts when I use someone else’s words for inspiration. “As long as we are working hard, using our gifts to serve others, experiencing joy in our work along with the toil, we are always in danger of believing that our actions trigger God’s love for us. Only in stopping, really … Continue reading

Generation Me & Heros

Welcome to the world of Wednesdays, where I want to reflect on wise words others wrote about the world around us…and use w’s.  So many w’s. The idea that today’s emerging adults are as a generation leading a new wave of renewed civic-mindedness and political involvement is sheer fiction. The fact that anyone ever believed … Continue reading

Mis-quote worthy Wednesdays

Mis-quote worthy Wednesdays

There are things we say about God and faith that do not come from the Bible itself and that are true nevertheless.  Think about the lyrics to our worship songs or good writing on faith-related topics, for instance. There are also things we say about God and faith that do not come from the Bible … Continue reading

The Circle of Women

The Circle of Women

This past weekend, I went to my first university conference with three female colleagues that I have admired for the past year and a half, but not had a ton of opportunity to work with.  We enjoyed three days of good food and good conversation in beautiful Monterey. I came home with much more than … Continue reading

Hope: Quote-Worthy Wednesdays

Welcome to Wednesdays, where I use too many w’s to introduce one simple idea:  there are wonderful, wise words that others have written and said.  And I want to pass them on. One card we received included an excerpt from this quote.  I instantly fell in love with it. Hope is not insane optimism in … Continue reading

Osoro

Osoro

By compassion we make others’ misery our own, and so, by relieving them we relieve ourselves also.  –Thomas Browne, Sr. In September, I wrote about compassion fatigue–the way it can be hard for us to maintain concern for people in pain throughout the world without become overwhelmed.  I also reposted a letter from Juli at the … Continue reading