Mindful Moment: Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one else is watching. It isn’t an outward display or façade to make us look good, it is behind closed doors that character is put to the test and where it really matters. These two worlds cannot be divided, but must be lived out in honesty and truth. It will take courage and bravery, for integrity is not for the faint of heart.
"A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other." -Simon Sinek. If we are going to reach our goals as a team, trust is the key. It doesn't magically happen, it takes time. In this week's podcast, Bethany talks about what trust looks like in highly successful teams.
Have you ever played the trust fall game with a group of friends? Holy smokes, falling backwards into the arms of your peers can be pretty scary, especially if you're not sure you can fully trust them! Ha! Trust is a key component of successful relationships in all facets of life. It is built by small simple moments that add up over time. In this week's podcast on trust, Bethany talks about what makes it and what breaks it, and the importance of being trustworthy.
There isn't a quick reference guide or map to navigate the uncharted territory of parenting teens. Sometimes it requires tough love. And, in the midst of holding the line, you question whether or not you are screwing it up and scarring them for life! In this week's podcast, Bethany shares some of her 'now' experiences as she navigates teen life with her daughters.
Being vulnerable can trigger anxiety and fear. Choosing to bare all and trust those closest to you will take your relationships to a deeper more meaningful level. Listen as Bethany shares her hilarious story of being caught ordering Starbucks naked, and how it relates to the risks we take with being vulnerable.
With the weather being so nice lately, my husband and I have been taking our two dogs on a lot of walks in the past couple of weeks. My husband is an huge Cesar Millan fan, so every outing is a learning adventure for the dogs and for us. We have an almost 2 year... Continue Reading →
Several years ago I wanted to get my motorcycle license, so I signed up to take lessons at MATC here in Madison, WI. During the class they taught us how important it was to look through the bend or curve in the road so we didn't lose control. It also allowed you to see if... Continue Reading →
Ever had fear stop you from making a move and taking risk? I remember many times as a young child being in a class with my peers and the teacher would ask a question. I was sure I knew the right answer. I looked around the room and no one else was daring to raise... Continue Reading →
Trust. Day #15 - Lessons Learned in Running. My friend and I, and a rapidly growing number of people, are going to be doing a half marathon in September in Madison, WI. It is exciting to see how as we have been on this journey of training, the relationships and trust we have for one... Continue Reading →
A call has gone out for a time of consecration--a time of prayer and fasting. In the midst of this set a part time there may be many who are wrestling it out with the promises of God. You can feel the turmoil within the inner man fighting all its fears--a wrestling match between the... Continue Reading →