The View from Outside the Kettle

The View from Outside the Kettle

George Barna, the founder of the Barna Research Group likes to say he offers, “Knowledge to navigate a changing world.” When I began my ministry, he wrote a book called The Frog in the Kettle. The idea was that if a frog is in a kettle of water that gradually heats...
Take a deep breath . . . over and over

Take a deep breath . . . over and over

I have three children, they are teenagers now, but I remember when each of them was an infant, and they were crying … or screaming, I really wished they could talk so they could just tell me what was wrong. As time passed and they started talking, I realized they...

Coaching 101

I keep an advertisement for dog food I tore out of a magazine on the top of my coaching materials. It is a picture of a dog looking right at the camera and the print says, “He’s not a pet, He’s a life coach.” There is some truth to that assertion. It is true that a...

Let’s Share This Mess

It doesn’t happen every day, but sometimes I buckle down and cook dinner for my husband and three teenagers. It’s a lot of effort, but it’s almost always worth it and, at least the way I cook, it always makes a mess. If I get stuck with the responsibility for figuring...