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I know less…and this is good

Published on August 30th, 2014

One of the leadership lessons I’ve been learning recently is that knowing less can be a good thing. I think we often assume that capable leaders know everything. It’s simply not true. As I’ve grown with the organization I serve, I know less. It’s fair to say the higher you move within your organization (team,

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chutes and ladders

Published on August 27th, 2014

I’ve played multiple games of Chutes and Ladders in my parenting career. With six children, I can’t seem to escape the game. And…I never win. Never. I’m destined to hit every chute and often wallow in the middle to lower part of the board. I’m not bitter though because it’s about the time with my

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college bound

Published on August 22nd, 2014

I dropped my firstborn child off at college yesterday (Go Temple!). Not sure how I feel about all of this. I’m happy for him and excited about the numerous opportunities in front of him. I believe he’s going to excel. But, it’s a hard thing saying goodbye to someone who’s been in our house and

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a stake in the ground…

Published on August 20th, 2014

I’m excited about the future of ValleyPoint Church and our pursuit of a “real home.” The stakes are in the ground and from my office I can see where our future home will be. I’ve even had fun walking around amongst the stakes dreaming about how ValleyPoint will get the opportunity to welcome many with

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Great words…

Published on August 18th, 2014

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1,2

make your space great

Published on August 15th, 2014

Great spaces are inspiring! These spaces invite you in to browse, relax, and unwind. They say, “stick around and enjoy your time.” I ate at a restaurant recently that completely captured my attention. Beyond the service, the space itself had an ardor that connected. I wanted to stay long past my meal.  I also was

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rest…

Published on August 14th, 2014

Naps are beautiful. They are not for everyone, but I still feel they’re beautiful. I don’t often get to take them, but when I do, they restore alertness. I feel refreshed. I recently had a chance to take some time to vacation with my family. Slower mornings. No agendas. Time to eat and converse. Time

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