Planning to Let Go - wait, what?

While I prefer the terms particular, high capacity or pursuing excellence, the reality others experience may have some substance to it.
It is true that I have been known to re-do a chore my sons have completed so it is “done right”, or meddle in a co-worker’s project, thinking I could make it better. I have frustrated my husband as he tackles his “honey-do list” and colleagues have been gentle to remind when I need to back off.

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Kim Savage
Praying to Hear

If it were up to me, leadership would be all about setting goals, getting things done, and reaching the mountain peak before dawn.  The never-ending journey of learning does not meet my need for a neat and tidy bow on the top of a project, an initiative, or an acquired skill set.

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Fellowship Pacific
A Blog for "Non-Players"

As a child, I was a terrible player. I far preferred to spend time with my mom baking cookies or listening to the adults visit over playing dolls with the neighbourhood girls and riding bikes with my brother. I was not particularly inventive or imaginative, and I preferred to be entertained rather than finding ways to entertain myself.


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Kim Savage
Playing on Purpose

Dear friend, I’m writing you this letter because I know you are busy. You are a busy woman. You are a leader. You get things done. You are a go-getter and a high-capacity leader. Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to read this. I’m about to share with you a very raw, awakening moment for me.

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Fellowship Pacific
The Alarm Clock

If you find yourself suffering from MBD, you are not alone. Massive Boring Disorder affects millions. I plan how to insert play within my daily routine. Can I make a game out of getting the kids ready for school? Can I insert a staring contest at meal time and make the whole experience memorable? By planning undistracted, intentional time to go and do the things you love, you will be energized.

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Fellowship Pacific
Aversion to Uncertainty

I wish I could say that my movie-viewing habits are where my obsession with knowing everything ahead of time ends, but sadly, it is not. Whether in fiction or real life, I have a serious aversion to uncertainty. I would just like to always have a heads-up for anything coming my way. I want to be prepared.

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Fellowship Pacific
Does Your Team Have a Playbook?

I remember the moment when I realized that it was no longer “cool” to walk to my friend Sharon’s house, knock on her door, and ask her if she could come outside to “play”. When you’re in the 7th Grade, it’s fine to walk to your friend’s house and knock on her door, but it’s certainly NOT fine to ask if you can “play”.

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Fellowship Pacific
The Proverbs 31 Superwoman

I’ll admit it, thinking about the Proverbs 31 woman tends to make me cringe a little. Looking at her through my 2018 eyes, I find her out of context, and her “domestic” life is difficult to understand.

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Kim Savage
Intentional Planning

Planning requires leaders to pray, prepare, progress and continually praise the vision God has set out before them to do.  When we put God ahead of our plans, regardless of the outcome, we can rest assured in His leading.

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Anna Koehn
Longview Prayers

Start praying for what is to come – the “way far out”, “way later”, “way off” prayers.  Pray for the big dream, deep longing, crazy idea or preferred future you believe God is calling you to in the now and then wait for a long stretch of time to see how it unfolds. Be obedient, start to pray and open up the dialogue. Then continue in prayerful obedience for many months and years to see what comes.

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Anna Koehn
Bring It All To God...In Prayer.

As we carry a deep conviction about the character and heart of God, we will come boldly and confidently before Him and trust Him with everything that concerns us. Jesus gave us a glorious invitation to prayer when He asked us to bring all of our cares, concerns, and burdens to Him – He assured us that by joining our lives to His, we would find rest and refreshment for our weary hearts and souls.

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Anna Koehn
Electric Prayer

Prayer is a choice. It is my portal to the heavenly realm to connect with the electric, life-giving power of the Creator and cultivate a relationship with him.

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Anna Koehn
PRAY | PLAN | PLAY

The motivation for “retreating” is usually a combination of connection with friends and on a deeper level, a hunger for more of God. In its truest form, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “retreat(ing)” as to ”withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat.” The Leverage team is creating a space for you to do just that in October 2018. The reason we feel compelled to do this is simply because there is a time in the life of every leader to regroup and recharge. This is not a retreat in vanquishment but a retreat to restore.

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Anna Koehn
Spring Cleaning the Grime

Holding onto unforgiveness lets you think you are holding on to some power that can be used “later,” when needed.  Yet, really, holding on the issue is just perpetuating the hurt that is hurting you.

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Anna Koehn
The Conundrum of My Consistency

The word FAITHFUL has in its’ root meaning the concept of: Trustworthy, Constant, Duration. These attributes are part of the landscape of your leadership! God does not change His mind about us based on His needs. He is firm in his adherence to his promises and His love never fails. No matter how often I fail to meet His expectations He does not change His mind about loving me because giving up, acquiescing on a whim, looking for a nicer yard or a better job or a prettier companion does not figure into the equation of God’s faithfulness.

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Anna Koehn