New Wine

May 16, 2019

New Wine

The Law of Process says that leadership develops daily, not in a day. This truth is sometimes hard for us to swallow because we are accustomed to instant gratification in our everyday lives. We eat fast food, we have instant answers to questions with our friend Siri, and we can shop at the click of a button. Bottom line, our modern-day culture has made us expect instant results and a quick, easy fix to our problems.

Most of us assume growth will happen that way as well, instantly. But, unfortunately, that isn’t how life works. True, lasting, kingdom change happens over time. It’s a process, a process that involves patience, as well as a willingness to let go of the old so we can embrace the new.

Jesus taught on this idea in Luke 5:37: “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins.”

If you’re familiar with making wine, when the grapes go through the chemical...

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What Are You Wearing?

May 15, 2019

What Are You Wearing?

Monday mornings are notorious for slow starts.  At least they are at my house. This week was no different.  Matt and I had an amazing plan to get up early and go to the gym.  I set our alarm for 5:00 with no intention of snoozing…for me this is a hard choice I have to make the night before.  I love the snooze button.

Morning comes and the alarm begins to blare on my table and I make the first mistake.  I hit the snooze. Then I do it again and again and again until it is 6:30 and time to actually get up to wake up the kids.  Fail.

This morning however was a little different.  I began to have a strange dream in the midst of my snoozing.  I felt very heavy in my body and I couldn’t think clearly. In my dream I couldn’t get up, I continued to sleep until it was after 10:00.  I didn’t care that the kids had school, It didn’t matter to me that the dog hadn’t been taken out. In my dream...

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May Bear Fruit

May 02, 2019

As we enter into May, I have been anticipating all the beauty that spring brings. Hearing the birds sing their joyful tunes. The colors of spring brighten the earth as the trees begin to bud, the grass turns from brown to green and the flowers begin to bloom.

I have always lived in the Midwest and therefore, have the opportunity to experience the changes of each season. My favorite change of season is definitely spring. Spring represents new life!

Spring brings the beauty of new life and in order for the beauty to sustain itself, we have to do some work, which includes weeding! Have you heard the phrase “you reap what you sow?”

Just as farmers plant their seeds and expect to harvest more than they plant, a small decision to do either good or bad reaps a much bigger crop, for either joy or sorrow.

The seeds we sow are typically an outcome of the choices we make. We are faced with choices every day, from the time we get up in the morning until our head hits the pillow at...

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