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April 2014 - Connie Mann
Ever Wonder if What You Do Matters?

Ever Wonder if What You Do Matters?

I wonder about this fairly regularly. Especially when there doesn’t seem to be any tangible evidence that what we do makes a difference. But I received a completely unexpected gift recently that reminded me, once again, that the results are not up to me. My job is to...
Where was the “Good” in Good Friday?

Where was the “Good” in Good Friday?

As a child, Good Friday seemed like a complete contradiction. We’d arrive to find our normally bright and welcoming church looming dark and foreboding. The lights were low, curtains closed, only a few candles flickered. Everyone spoke in hushed tones just like they...
Determination: What Keeps Us Going?

Determination: What Keeps Us Going?

I’m delighted to introduce you to Jamie Janosz today, a wonderful writer and dear friend I met when we were both college freshman. (But we’re not getting into how long ago that was!) Thanks for being my guest, Jamie, and for offering encouragement for all of us...
When Emotions Try to Take Over

When Emotions Try to Take Over

This has been an emotional week. The kind where it seems my feelings are running all over the place, dragging me along and I’m panting and racing behind them, trying to keep up. I’ve grieved the loss of a friend. Been excited about an unexpected surprise. Wrestled...