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'My Reactions Determine My Reach'

Hi KAE Tribe!

I hope this email finds you all well. I love sharing things that make you think and better yet, make you think about ways to improve your life. For me, when I came across this blog, it reminded me that I have some growing up to do.

Last Sunday, the Pastor said, 'you can strive independently or thrive interdependently, but you cannot do both'. Deep huh? To listen to that full sermon titled, Compelling Community, click here. However, in the meantime, check out the blog below and tell me what you think.


My heart raced when I saw the number pop up on my phone. Nothing in me wanted to have this conversation. I was beyond aggravated. Hurt. Angry. And tired of being misunderstood.

I answered the call with two goals in mind — to prove how right I was and how wrong the other person was.

How do you think that conversation went?

Not well.

This conflict happened over nine years ago, so the rush of emotion has dissipated, and I can see more clearly how wrong my approach was.

And while I’m far from being in a place where I can shine my halo, I am getting better at not letting those initial thoughts of "I'll show you" leak into my reactions.