Every Tuesday we engage in one big question, topic or idea. You are invited to write in with a suggestion you want to share. I surely do not have all the answers but know that together we can generate some great conversation and have fun in the process. (Feel free to post your topics, questions, and your great thoughts in the comments below!) Together, we will stay informed and equipped about topics that matter!

Today’s Blog Contributor: 

Angela Craig

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I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend, a writer, a minister, a coach, a social justice and non-profit junkie. Not necessarily always in that order. In my role as Director of the Women’s Department at the Northwest Ministry Network, I get to do what I like to do best: create, teach, write, and learn through others. I am also passionate about helping people discover and live out a passion and purpose filled life in my role as a Gallup Strengths Coach and President of the Give Good Awards Foundation. I am blessed with an amazing and supportive husband, Mark, and two boys that keep my life full of adventure (and a lot of sports). I love hiking, traveling, thought provoking conversations, writing, and have been called a bookworm. If learning was an occupation, I would be the first to apply. This past Spring I finished my master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University which launched me into the opportunity to write my second book, Pivot Leader! I can’t resist a big party and would invite the world if they could come.


Balance or Greatness

Balance:  an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. 2 keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
stability, equilibrium, steadiness, footing.

We can spend our entire lives striving for balance. Our desire for balance is our desire for stability, for security, for equilibrium, for normal. It is our desire not to fall.

greatnessGreatness is not made within the walls of security. Greatness is created out of a spirit of faith, courage, determination and risk.

Jesus said: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12 NIV).

What will you choose – balance or greatness?