I turned 30 on January 6th, and a weird thing happened… Nothing happened. 30 was supposed to be this big, momentous occasion, half filled with dread, half filled with excitement about what comes next. Don’t get me wrong– I was both horrified and excited about exiting my 20’s and entering my 30’s, ready to kick […]
One last archived piece before I start writing live again tomorrow. This is a piece I wrote during a time of pending transition… Little did I know that I didn’t know the half of it. –B Time for Transparency Recently, a wise woman and dear friend got a saying stuck in my head: “Transparency breeds […]
The Color of the Sea “To walk alone is possible, but the good walker knows that the great trip is life and it requires companions.” – Dom Helder Camara If you’re my Facebook friend, you have probably seen this quote pop up a couple times in the last month. I first saw it as a fellow Seminarian’s status, […]
Author’s Note: This piece is a personal favorite of mine. I wrote it during a time of soul-searching, deep digging, and self reflection. As I reread the words today, they revive a sprit in me that can oftentimes be lost during times of trial. -B The Art of Not Giving Yourself Enough Credit I’m just beginning to […]
Failure. Defeat. Catastrophe. Inadequacy. These are all words that, as humans, scare us into being determined to succeed. When working towards a goal, think about what it is you’re really afraid of- success and praise? A promotion? Pride? No. Humans are wired to be afraid of failing at something and disappointing the people around us. […]
Essential Characteristics of Effective Leaders: A Leadership Framework Leadership takes many forms. From a CEO of a Fortune 500 company to a Little League coach, leaders are among us taking all shapes and sizes. Although we might not see each particular person in an environment that allows their true abilities to shine, we cannot dismiss them […]
Hello! While I work to get a jumpstart on my new website, I’ll be posting older articles from a previous blog I hosted. I’ll be sharing them over the next few days. These will include both academic works in addition to personal reflections. Enjoy!
In the spring of 2013, I graduated from grad school with a Master’s in Congregational Mission and Leadership from Luther Seminary, and all I got was this trip to Germany. I gave up early in the caption battle…. If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment!
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