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26
Jul

Van Gogh

For Pondering:

This week I am in Amsterdam visiting the Van Gogh museum. Consider this amazing quote, “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”― Vincent Willem van Gogh

19
Jul

Sunflower

For Pondering:

“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.”
― Corina Abdulahm-Negura  

12
Jul

Strike

For Pondering:

If you have ever bowled, you know that sound that is made when an absolute strike takes down all the pins. What is the sound that is made when you score an absolute win for something you deeply believe in?

5
Jul

Interdependence

For Pondering:

Today we celebrate our American Independence in 1776 from colonial rule and oppression. And because we are a global community, and because humankind is all connected, and because we all depend on one another for survival, we need an additional holiday on the calendar to celebrate our national Interdependence.

28
Jun

Relax

For Pondering:

After the last year and a half, we all need time to relax, exhale, and say “aaaaaaaaah.” This summer, may you be intentional about honoring God by making time for one of God’s very important creations -YOU!

21
Jun

Dad’s Day

For Pondering:

I am one of the lucky few who still has both parents living large in their 90’s. Here they are outside their retirement cottage. They made it through the pandemic taking care of one another and adopted a nightly routine of reading through the stacks of 70 year old love letters they once wrote to one another. This Father’s Day I am proud to be one link in the Holmes fatherhood chain of William-Chris-Taylor-Owen. Thanks be to God!

14
Jun

Global Health

For Pondering:

Along with most people, I am grateful for the medical science that created the Covid 19 vaccination which is allowing us to return to some sense of normalcy in the United States. And… that is a privilege most of the world has yet to realize. We are a global community with a common future and we depend on the health of one another. In our privilege we must not lose sight of the suffering of others. 

31
May

Epitaph

For Pondering:

“And so he passed over and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side”
Epitaph for RAF pilot officer Sir Christopher Albert de Bathe, killed on active service 3 June 1941. 

Today we remember so many who have “passed over” in war and armed conflict with deep gratitude, as well as regret that we have not found a more peaceful way to solve conflict. 

24
May

Tire Swing

For Pondering

Don’t pass by the tire swing moments that come your way this week. You deserve to swing.

14
May

Check this out!

We have launched a new Coach Approach Skill Training website and invite you to visit it at www.coachapproachskilltraining.com. This site provides one place to find information on coach training and mentor coaching with testimonials from people who have experienced it.
Please share it with three people you know and share the link on your social media along with a comment on how the training has enhanced your leadership. Let’s expand the awareness of coaching and its potential.

Chris Holmes and George Howard