When did reaching our goals become a full contact sport? Who said it needed to be so intense?
Maybe it was this lady?
Or maybe it was the motivational speakers who got their listeners to do a “fire-walk” in the frenzy of trying to prove to themselves and others that THEY CAN DO IT!I am just going to go out on a limb here and say that we as a whole are not, in fact, crushing our goals. I am not sure we are even blowing on them.
Do you get a little weary of the conversation in January? I do. It’s like our whole society finishes chewing on their last bite of Holiday cheesecake, takes a look in the mirror and says, “something has got to change.”
The best part is, we all do it. Then, we admonish ourselves or shame ourselves into a new activity with the hope that it will be different this time.
This has been a big year for me. After 23ish years of doing something that I love, I started feeling unsettled, like it was time for a change. This change...
January 20, 2020
This is a new day for our family.
We announced yesterday that this will be our last year leading Launch, the young adult leadership program at our church.
Here is the announcement we read in those services:
"This is a big day for us.
If you don’t know us, we are Shawn and Keri Harvey, we serve here as pastors and elders.
Shawn asked if I would share and represent both of us to maximize our time. He and I have been step for step in this journey and I am so grateful for him.
When I was 23, God put a deep burden on my heart to disciple and equip young adults. My life had been transformed in a program called Master’s Commission in Spokane, Washington. The mandate was from Malachi 4:5 “His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.”
The focus then was on joining the generations, where the young and old would join forces, marrying the zeal of the young to the wisdom of the...
School is out...the sun is shining....the kids are fighting...
Wait! Hey kids, you are messing with my idea of our big, happy family.
Our kids are (9,8, and 7 year old twins) have just finished a whole year of school. For our twins, this was their first year of full-time school since they attended part-time kindergarten. This means for the past 9 months, they have spent the majority of the week around other kids and teachers. This is good for the most part (especially the teacher's influence - thank you very much!) but re-entry into 100% family time can be brutal.
They aren't used to each other. We as parents are not up to date on this new version of them. In the past 9 months they have learned so much academically but even more, they have learned some new behaviours. Some, I am a fan of like, they have learned how to be patient and adapt to other peoples ways of doing things. Some, I am not a fan of like they picked up some annoying new phrases...
Since 1998 Keri, has been involved with forming a culture of Gospel Centred Discipleship within our local church.