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Today I am thinking about loss, grief and the “people, places and things” we have to let go of in this lifetime.  At this moment, I have a friend in the midst of delivering her precious stillborn baby girl Hannah.   I cannot fathom what she is feeling.  I am praying for her and her husband […]

Featured Expert May 2014: Kristen Eckstein, Kash in on Kindle


Featured Expert: Kristen Eckstein When: May 14, 2014 / 12 CST MEMBERS ONLY Kash in on Kindle Kindle has been a hot topic for the past couple of years, and for good reason! Business owners are finally beginning to realize how being published on Kindle can boost their credibility and skyrocket their profits. Surge ahead […]

3 Life Lessons From Surviving a Plane Crash 3 Years Ago

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3 years ago I survived a plane crash.  This is my story~~~ I learned 3 valuable lessons from that experience. On March 23rd 2011, I survived a plane crash. It was 11 seconds of falling, sliding, screeching of metal across asphalt and then landing nose down into the dirt in a Cessna 172. The plane […]

Lessons In Leadership Day #5 of 40: Trust


Today is a good day.  It is Friday and the end of the month, which as a “nerdy calendar type of gal” makes me happy.  February has been a wild journey for me as we hosted the Catch on Fire Leadership conference at the start of the month.  I think I have finally come back […]

A Duckling and a Lion

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Eleven days before the 2014 NACWE Catch on Fire Conference, I received a message on Facebook from my sister-in-law, Sara. She works at the American Embassy in Canberra, Australia and had flown in the previous weekend for a visit. Her message followed up on a brief conversation we had about her friend Diane’s conference coming […]

Lessons in Leadership Day #1 of 40: Surrender


Today I start on a new journey through the 40 day devotional called Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson.  The first time I did this 40 days was in May and June of 2013.  I had no idea that the final result of the process would end in me hitting rock bottom and admitting that […]

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Featured Expert for October Jo Ann Fore:

Jo Ann Fore is known as “The HOPE Coach.” She is passionate about women walking in freedom. As an author, teacher, and certified life coach, she leads women into full, free lives—lives of joy and purpose. With a willingness to step into the hard places, Jo Ann serves a powerful promise of hope to a […]

Faculty: Barbara Hemphill