Tag: coaching

Having “The Talk” at Work

We all have encountered conversations in ministry that we’d prefer not to have, whether it is dealing with staff conflict, challenging a disruptive church member, or confronting a more serious issue of misconduct. While we all have different levels of “conflict tolerance,” giving bad news is never fun. And, as […]

The Spiritual Gift of Creativity

Like most parents, I’ve always been proud of my two kids. And, running in upper-middle class, highly educated circles, kids were always a topic of discussion at most adult gatherings, especially when it came to colleges. “Where is your child going?” “What are they majoring in?” Imagine my surprise when […]

Envisioning a Roadmap to the Future

There is nothing I like more than planning a vacation. I devour travel guides like some people read novels. I read Tripadvisor suggestions about points of interest and Yelp reviews of restaurants in the area. I use Googlemaps to situate myself spatially and figure out how long the walk is […]

Resiliency: Bounce Back Better

Every year in high school, our marching band took a week-long trip to participate in a competition somewhere in the US. It was a fun and exciting time. But just imagine 50 adolescents stuck in a bus together, with minimal adult supervision, for 15 hours and you can get an […]

Journaling for Health and Insight

Whether it’s a spiritual journal, a personal diary, or prompted writing exercises, journaling has been found to have benefits ranging from improved communication skills, to getting a better night’s sleep, to even boosting our immune systems. Psychologists and spiritual directors have long advocated journaling as a way to process our […]