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POWER IN BROKENNESS

To be honest, I love a nice, neat package tied-up with a bow. A place for everything and everything in its place. But that is often not reality. Well, maybe for a few minutes... but then I have to get out of bed! Life is hard. My life at times more resemblant of a cardboard … Continue reading POWER IN BROKENNESS

POWER IN PAIN

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." C.S. Lewis As an adoptive family, many times throughout our journey I have been asked “Why did we decide to adopt?” Well-meaning but puzzled … Continue reading POWER IN PAIN

BEING MADE READY

"God gives gifts to each of His children and with these gifts come purpose." Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Have you ever personally worked with clay? Perhaps thrown a bowl or sculpted a vase? When you first pick up clay it is cold and hard, resistant and difficult to work with. You have to use pressure … Continue reading BEING MADE READY

THE GREAT ADVENTURE

God has designed us each uniquely. None of us are exactly the same, each one is special. But we can become distracted from our uniqueness comparing ourselves with others, desiring to be something different than the person God created us to be. We can become trapped in the busyness of life, constantly responding, driven by … Continue reading THE GREAT ADVENTURE

HEART CONDITION

 "If needs are unmet and the stakes are high, negative motivations are likely to be revealed."Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence We all have needs. As we develop and grow, awareness of our needs helps us live happy, healthy lives. Our needs can range from spending time alone to listening to music or going for a walk. … Continue reading HEART CONDITION

WELL ROOTED

"Unsettling or shaking times in our lives do the necessary work of dislodging faulty foundations and stripping away that which can never sustain."Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Healthy, strong roots are vital. They provide the foundation for a tree or plant. Root systems can extend nearly as deep below the surface as a tree stands above. … Continue reading WELL ROOTED

INSPIRATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

"From the demands of the changing modern workplace to the oft-overlooked negative aspects of technology, a new leadership model is required."Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Inspirational Intelligence is the leadership model needed to address the demands of work and life. It is designed not only to succeed in these environments but to also positively and actively … Continue reading INSPIRATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

POWER

"The Power of God leads us to intentional inconvenience. It is strength under control that places the needs of others before its own."Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Power is represented by a picture of the sun. We can’t touch the sun but we feel it. Sunlight is required for healthy plant growth. It provides energy vital … Continue reading POWER

SIGNIFICANT BEAUTY

“There is a beauty to the good use of a life, and to the acknowledgment that everything you have and do has a Kingdom purpose.”    Sara Groves There are poignant times in history when the pain and suffering of existence collide with the unspeakable beauty of art. Moments when artists bear the weight of … Continue reading SIGNIFICANT BEAUTY

PURPOSE

"Purpose is the place where our thoughts become actions and our dreams become reality."Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Purpose can be represented by a picture of a tree. A tree gives nourishment through the fruit it produces. It is home to birds and other animals, providing places of safety, shelter, and refuge. And by its very … Continue reading PURPOSE