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Sep 2017

Have you ever heard the statement “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”? Honestly, I have never cared much for that statement, probably because I know there is a lot of truth to it. I’d rather blame others or feel sorry for myself or make excuses. It’s harder to take responsibility or choose to approach things in a more healthy and positive means. I remember facing this challenge when driving to Children’s Hospital when my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes. I could feel the frustration, fear......

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Time To Re-Focus – Part II

Have you ever tried to get somewhere without knowing where you are going? Maybe you know the general vicinity but not exactly where you need to be? I recently needed to go downtown Detroit...


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IT’S TIME TO RE-FOCUS

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer filled with refreshment and excitement! It is hard to believe, but it is time again to re-focus ourselves for the beginning of a new program...


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SOMETIMES YOU NEED A BIGGER PLATE

I was recently meeting with a group of leaders from the church where I was sharing all the challenging things going on in my life (especially as it related to my children)  when someone...


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NEVER LOSE YOUR VOICE!

Easter greetings to all of you! I encountered the worst nightmare of a pastor during holy week and Easter – I lost my voice. Well, not completely, but enough to cause alarm and concern....


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RECOGNIZING EASTER MOMENTS

I recently had an experience that in a very real way reminded me of the power of Easter and of the resurrection. It was not a big, significant happening in my life that changed...


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WHAT’S YOUR CONNECTION?

During our most recent annual leadership retreat in January at the ABBEY, one of the common themes and concerns I heard raised was that of connectedness of current members and especially those new to the congregation. There...


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THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

How would you rate yourself along the lines of being a good listener? Most of us are taught in our lives how to be good communicators, how to share our thoughts and feelings with...


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