Learning: Three Foundations

Learning: Three Foundations

A consistent challenge when leading seminars and consultations for teachers and faculty is helping them shift from a teaching-oriented stance to a learning-centered perspective. 

While those are two sides of the same coin, focusing on learning and the learner, in…

Education by Israel Galindo

Five People I’d Like to Meet with in Heaven

There are two groups of people whom I would enjoy meeting in heaven for coffee or tea as we share stories and memories. 

The first group consists of family members and my pastor/mentor, who was formative in my faith development…

What are your assumptions about leadership?

Effective teachers always check students’ assumptions and help them uncover their prejudices. 


Assumptions and prejudices cause students to “pre-judge” ideas, concepts, and truths. When unchecked, these assumptions can block learning. Learning requires the accommodation of the new to the…

The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena

The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena was dictated to her secretaries as conversations she had with God, the Supreme and Eternal heavenly father, with whom she conversed in moments of ecstacy.

Catherine believed that through humility and constant prayer,…

A Few of My (Newest) Favorite Ministry Tools and Online Resources

While January is sort of a let-down month for some people, I, personally, find it to be one of my favorite times of the year.

With all of the hopes and possibilities that lie before me, I experience it to…

We All Belong

My only comfort in life and death is that I am not my own but belong, with body and soul, to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.


As a female clergy leader in Christian church spaces that…

Moving On: Surviving the Grief of Forced Termination

As I began reading Moving On by Deanna Harrison, it only took reading the first page of the preface to see the connection between forced termination and grief was significant. It could be a beneficial resource for those who have forced…