Giving the Gift of Sustainability

“Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~ Joel A. Barker I have been involved in developing and implementing social service programs for the last sixteen years. In faith-based settings, these types of programs are categorized as “compassion ministries”. Typically in…

The Power of Sustainability

“No one is remembered for what they just planned to do.” ~ Bob Goff Last week, I travelled to Santiago, Dominican Republic with my friend Ani Ruiz Chang to scout out a potential short-term mission trip for Trinity Church’s college interns. We were hosted by Pastor Tony McCreary. Tony has spent the last eight years…

Love Beyond Borders

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭34-35‬ NKJV)” A few days ago, while we were driving from Miami to ECHO…

Moving Forward With Vision

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau A few days ago, my husband and I visited Flamingo Gardens, the oldest botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary in Florida. As we walked around, we were mesmerized by the gigantic Cluster Fig Tree. It is the largest tree in…

Powered Up

“I look down at this golden statue, and may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” ~ Lupita Nyong’o This week, I traveled to a West Palm Beach, Florida to attend the third annual World Leaders Conference with a team from my church. Sitting directly…

Flooded With Light

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.” (Ephesians 1:18 NLT) This week has been exciting. It started with the Sunday evening arrival of Erwin McManus, author of the…

How to THRIVE! in Your Life

Everyone can live a thriving life filled with vibrancy and purpose. Yet, so many people struggle to find purpose in our culture. Success is often measured by the amount of money in our paycheck or in the vastness of our possessions. In a recent JenningsWire podcast, I address these questions with some ideas from my…