A necessary trip during an uncertain time!

Navigating these troubled waters of the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for all of us. I have appreciated the guidance from Scripture in plotting my course. As a Christian, I am instructed by this counsel from the Apostle Paul, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, … More A necessary trip during an uncertain time!

CRISIS LEADERSHIP

Recently I was trying to remember the name of a leadership guru I studied during my college years. My brain search continued subconsciously for a couple of weeks. One day the name randomly popped into my mind, Greenleaf! His full name is Robert K. Greenleaf. According to some, Greenleaf coined the term “Servant Leader.” In … More CRISIS LEADERSHIP

BE KIND

The photo of former First Lady, Michele Obama, and Former President George W. Bush, featured in this blog, inspires hope for our political process. During a recent interview with the Today Show’s Jenna Bush Hager, (George W. Bush’s daughter), Michele Obama said she has found common ground with the former president despite their opposing views. “Our values are the same,” Obama said. “We disagree on policy, but we don’t disagree on humanity. We don’t disagree about love and compassion. I think that’s true for all of us . . . many people often get lost in our fear of what’s different instead of displaying kindness and bonding over similarities.”
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FREE TO ROAM

The Holy Spirit desires that the daughters and sons of God be free to roam wherever He might lead. The enemy, challenging circumstances, and even personal fears may conspire to keep disciples of Jesus Christ boxed in and unable to move freely at the prompting of the Spirit. Jesus said, GO! We must be free … More FREE TO ROAM

PRESIDENTS DAY 2017

Obama ranked 12th best president by historians in new C-SPAN poll Often history, and in this case, historians are kinder to past presidents than their contemporaries are while they are in office.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/20/obama-ranked-12th-best-president-historians-new-c-span-poll/98149240/ When Barak Obama took the oath of office eight years ago he was somewhat unknown to me as a person. I … More PRESIDENTS DAY 2017

Oregon Nation

I remember leaving home sometime mid-afternoon. Many laborious hours had been spent packing and preparing the home-front for an extended absence. The Edge loaded, we were off on our next adventure. I recollect arriving at our destination in the dark of night. When I awoke the next morning and looked out the window there was … More Oregon Nation

Immigration

HELPING IMMIGRANTS ASSIMILATE The history of the USA informs us that first generation immigrants faced many challenges assimilating with the culture. They bring with them their own language and cultural practices which are often very different from the language and culture practices of the USA. Immigrants are often met with fear, suspicion, and prejudice by … More Immigration