"It won’t be like this for long." These words played earlier this morning as the backdrop to the daily routine of preparing meals and steaming clothes for the day. This song, sung by Darius Rucker, was an early morning wake up call to appreciate the present in all of its glory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5zCaRaJ-kE An hour… Continue reading It Won’t Be Like This For Long
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)." How does your life change when you believe this as true. When you can see yourself as wonderfully made, it is as if you put on new eyes… Continue reading You Are Wonderfully Made
One of my favorite YouTube videos is from the movie, Finding Joe, which captures the work of Joseph Campbell and his famous "Hero's Journey" narrative. I have used this video in presentations across different audiences and topics. I first learned of it from Dr. Jennifer Bloom and her amazing work with Appreciative Advising. This… Continue reading Finding Gold
This new journey you are about to begin uses the model of Appreciative Inquiry. There are four steps to Appreciative Inquiry which will guide you. This organizational model was developed by David Cooperrider, and at its core is focusing on the positive within a person, or an organization. Instead of asking what is the problem,… Continue reading What is Appreciative Inquiry..Advising..Discipleship?