Leadership: On Cultivating Community

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead (1901-1978), US anthropologist I have always been drawn to communities. From a very young age, I had a small sense of tribalism. We were raised in a small town inContinue reading “Leadership: On Cultivating Community”

Natasha’s Study: A 2015 Reading Challenge

I reason I have a weekly “Natasha’s Study” column on this blog is because I lead and I write. It is believed that those who lead and write well, also read often. Over the past 3 1/2 years of attending seminary, I have read many books about theology and leadership. While I love both ofContinue reading “Natasha’s Study: A 2015 Reading Challenge”

Coffee Talk: On Being Brave

I love engaging my daughter in conversation. She is smart, witty, and asks lots of questions. Sometimes the questions fly out of nowhere, and we catch each other off guard. Sometimes this causes us to laugh out loud, and at other times it causes us to think. We were riding in the car not tooContinue reading “Coffee Talk: On Being Brave”