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

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

PURITY

“Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the forces of a rebel soul.”C.S. Lewis  Purity, like the roots of a plant, addresses what’s under the surface, the motivations of the heart. Are our motives and our hearts pure? If its roots are rotten, a tree will only look good for so long. In … Continue reading PURITY

PERSPECTIVE

"A wrong perspective can keep us stuck, holding us back from moving into our potential and fulfilling our purpose."Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Proper perspective brings us to the place where we trust God and others with who we are and frees us to be our authentic selves. Heliotropism is the tendency of plants to turn … Continue reading PERSPECTIVE

PASSION

"God uses the unique hopes, dreams, and passions He has placed within each of us to communicate His love to the world." Lori Riner, Inspirational Intelligence Like chlorophyll within a plant, passion is the color of our lives. God uses color to communicate through creation. Warning, protection, promise, and beauty are all expressed through color. From the … Continue reading PASSION