Shift Happens E-mail

29
Mar

Wash More Feet

For Pondering:

It is Holy Week–time to wash more feet.

15
Mar

Ecocide

For Pondering:

Ecocide is the destruction of the natural environment by deliberate or negligent human action. It’s not too late (hopefully). We must all do our part. 

8
Mar

Do you

For Pondering:

Do you, with distinction!

1
Mar

Equal

For Pondering:

Today is the first day of Women’s History Month. Let’s remember that there is still work to be done and a long way to go toward equality. 

22
Feb

Windshield of hope

For Pondering:

Time travelers look in the rearview. People of faith look forward through the windshield of hope.

15
Feb

President’s Day

For Pondering:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
— Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

8
Feb

Thaw

For Pondering:

As you await the winter thaw, find a way to embrace the beauty of this season, and await the signs of spring which are just around the corner.

1
Feb

Black History

For Pondering:

On this first day of black history month, it is a good time to remember that black history is American history.   

25
Jan

Growth

For Pondering:

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
-Karen Kaiser Clark

20
Jan

For Pondering:

“Lead by the power of your example, not the example of your power.” -46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, Jr.


As a pastor and a leadership coach, I began a weekly curb sign ministry in front of our house at the beginning of the pandemic–56 life-giving and encouraging weekly “messages,” over 100 neighbors expressing appreciation. 

The yellowing flag flying in the background was flown over the US Capitol in my honor 45 years ago, soon after my high school graduation ceremony held in the White House rose garden shaking hands with the President. I just took it out of its box and flew it for the first time. Today, I am an especially proud American citizen filled with hope and gratitude for the resiliency of the democracy in which I live, and the peaceful succession of Presidential power. 

A thought worth pondering…”How will you lead by the power of your example?”