Top 6 Takeaways of My Hometown Conference

Posted Posted in Complementary Studies to KidMin, Ministerial Leadership, My Story, Vocational Calling

A beloved tradition of mine is to venture to my hometown each summer and help at my mom’s conference. Know Your Impact is a cost-efficient and highly-equipping opportunity for educators of all settings.  In the above pic, the keynote speaker is presenting my mom with a gift of appreciation. What fun! 😁 From “Mrs. Beautiful […]

Aidy Bryant and Goals

Posted Posted in Ministerial Leadership, My Story, Vocational Calling

source  Back in 2012, Saturday Night Live was enhanced with the addition of Aidy Bryant. Through her roles as  Huckabee Sanders, a cop in Dyke & Fats , and of course–the many hilarious digital shorts, her values, writing, and acting have been “instrumental in shaping the new and distinctly feminine comedic sensibility” on the forty-plus-year-old show, as expressed […]

Birthday Wishes That Weren’t

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In my time on earth, I have wished upon 496 birthday candles. That’s right, I turn 32 soon.  As my birthday week (Yes, that is a thing.) grows near, it’s important to reflect on the many things that I have wished to be, yet have finally come to terms with the fact that I am […]

Tweets if I Were Not a Minister

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As one who serves in a small-town church, I often worry about sharing too transparently on social media. Will my jesting tone come off in this tweet? (Probably not.) Will I offend women with pixie cuts with this status? (6 of the 5 will take it the wrong way.) Will people change churches if they […]

Mindy, Monty, and Ministry: What Comedians Teach Us on Leadership

Posted Posted in KidMin Leadership, Ministerial Leadership, My Story, Vocational Calling, Volunteer Care

While some watch sports or cooking shows, I am slightly (ok–very) obsessed with well-written comedies. So much so, that my friends threw me a shower that was themed Saturday Night Live. There was a “Mom Jeans” skit (written by the blogger, Leah Hartman) and more Chris Farley impersonations than one could imagine. My utmost respect […]