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"
Confession: I really enjoy playing sports. IT’S HERE! IT’S NFL FOOTBALL TIME. I should additionally confess that I am from Pittsburgh, and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I loved watching the Pittsburgh Penguins become Stanley Cup champions this past June, and I love to play sports with friends (particularly ultimate Frisbee). My journey as a […]Read more "Sports: The Competitive Dragon"
Confession: Perspective is based on experience, therefore this blog is based upon my experiences. Reminder: I’m a pretty strong optimist, which certainly affects my perspectives. Over the last several weeks I have had several conversations about topics where our perspectives clearly led us to different conclusions. Some conversations were about music, some about homework, some […]Read more "Perspective: The Dragon’s Shadow"
Confession: I love origin stories and starting new projects/seasons. It is the beginning of August and I will be shortly starting my third semester of Graduate school. It’s a new full year, which means new themes, new students, new classes, new experiences. I am getting married in just a couple months, and that will present […]Read more "New Beginnings: The Dragon Egg"
Confession: I have at many points caved under peer pressure. Additional Confession: I do not believe there are many good forms of peer pressure. When talking about the negative aspects of peer pressure, most conversations tend to focus on pressure to drink underage, smoke, or have sex outside of marriage. Maybe even peer pressure to […]Read more "Peer Pressure: The Oppressive Dragon"
Confession: I fully believe in the power of teamwork. I have belonged to several teams. Some within the same system. I work retail with Family Christians Stores. For years I knew those who worked the job with me as co-workers. After moving to a different store, it felt more like a small family. And […]Read more "Teamwork: A Herd of Dragons"
Confession: Negativity is actually one of my pet Peeves. Reminder: I am an extreme optimist, so rejecting negativity should not surprise you. So while working today, I had a former coworker come in and catch up with another one of my current coworkers. I thought the former coworker was a super chill, cool guy […]Read more "Negativity: The Dragon Dragging You Down"