2021 has been wild so far. So wild. We always felt a bit skeptical at everyone saying how 2021 was going to be so much better than 2020, knowing what was coming at us. For those of you who don't know, in September last year, when Intan was 20 weeks pregnant, we heard how our baby has HLHS. We wrote about how we dealt with it back then. Now, after our daughter has spent her first month alive in the intensive care at LUMC, we wanted to write an update. This is more of a personal update, containing less reflection and lessons learned.
So what is hope really?
Earlier this year we did a series on Hope at church. Here's some thoughts about our the difference between hope as we use it daily and hope we find in the Bible
What makes a good conversation? Three things I learned by asking this question
Loneliness is an increasingly large issue with mental and physical health effects. Having good conversations helps. I asked my Instagram connections about what makes a good conversations: here are three tips
How speaking the same language contributes to unity
“One love, one heart; let’s get together and feel alright.” Famous lyrics by Bob Marley. I think unity is a desire that most people have – most of us prefer harmony over strife. I think most people understand the value of unity in a team setting, but I also think most people don’t experience unity … Continue reading How speaking the same language contributes to unity
5 books I loved reading in 2019
You probably heard all the cliches. Leaders are readers. Today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders. I love learning. I also love reading - it can be very relaxing. I try to go through around 20 books in the year. This year I just fell short of that, but setting these types of goals usually helps me. … Continue reading 5 books I loved reading in 2019
Learning to lead: leading with a humble heart
I have been leading in several places in and around church. Here is one of my largest lessons in leadership so far.
The Blog Begins
Thanks for joining me on this blog! I'll be posting some thoughts here and there. I hope you enjoy this and find it useful! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton