Confession: I have used my words to set sparks that blossomed into fires. Words have tremendous power – the power to build and the power to destroy. But words are just the beginning; the actions that follow the words carry out just as much weight (for good or bad) as the words that precede them. […]Read more "Words: The Dragon’s Sparks"
Confession: I have not always been a proponent of recycling or caring much about the earth. My mother loves nature. She loves gardens, the ocean, hikes, buying BPA free products, and yes, she recycles. Often I thought she would go a little overboard in her endeavors – especially in the realms of composting or recycling. […]Read more "The Land: Home of the Dragons"
Confession: I’ve been called an overachiever, an idealist, and ambitious. When I was a kid, like all other kids, I dreamed of being all sorts of things: A spy, a superhero, a farmer (not entirely sure why I aspired for that one, but I did), a Jedi, and other relatively normal things. But by the […]Read more "The Sky’s The Limit: The Dragon’s Domain"
Confession: The last couple of months in my life have been incredibly hectic, and I feel like I weathered a storm dragon. Additional confession: This is my first post since February, and I hope to be posting more regularly going forward. I got married in the first week of January. I moved 750 miles to […]Read more "Endurance: Weathering the Storm Dragon"
Confession: I started Boy Scouts (technically Cub Scouts) when I was 6 years old and became an Eagle Scout at age 18. I still keep close ties to my Scout friends and mentors. Scouting is amazing. I have two sisters who spent some time in Girl Scouts and my younger brother spent several years in […]Read more "Scouting: The Adventurous Dragon"
Confession: I believe every one has a unique life story. Recently I have been thinking about the power of your testimony. Certainly in a religious sense, that word is used to reflect how your life story has validated your faith. Even from a non-religious perspective, I think sharing your story has tremendous value. What struggles […]Read more "Testimony: The Dragon That Teaches"
Confession: Bargaining is something that I do regularly. I am in a class this fall called “Managing Conflict in Ministry.” I am studying to enter ministry, and can you believe it, there is conflict in the church! Sarcasm aside, this class has been helpful in the profiles and inventories we have been doing. One such profile […]Read more "Bargaining: The Sorta Winning, Sorta Losing Dragon"