2 Aug 2009

Strengths Testimony

Know-it-all. Impulsive. Anti-Social. Bulldozer. Micro-Manager. Poll my family and friends and they will agree that this is a short list of words that were used to describe me. For years, I was a woman drowning in the well of weakness, self-pity, and doubt. I was drifting further and further away from the woman I knew...
Read More
26 Jul 2009

A Wonderful Week!

This past week Jim and I were overwhelmed with gratitude to the LORD for all that we enjoyed with our family as well as our extended family as they came for Tim and Andrea’s beautiful wedding. At week’s end we were excited with more great family news. Elisabeth and Tim are expecting their first baby...
Read More
19 Jul 2009

The New Mrs. Werner

On Thursday, our son Timothy will marry his best friend, the love of his life, Andrea McClure. Andrea will take the Werner name when her dad places her hand into the hand of our son. The ceremony of marriage is a sacred event. It is a covenant between two people in the sight of God...
Read More
12 Jul 2009

A Personal Journey of Discovery!

I live by two truths: God is my everlasting Savior and Every day is a quest-A quest because I have always found myself trying to find answers. I want to know where I fit in God’s plan. – Am I doing the things He wants me to do? – Am I living up to my...
Read More
5 Jul 2009

Heritage and Legacy

As we prepare for a fast-approaching 2009-10 school year and celebrate another year of our nation’s independence, I have been reflecting on a couple of words: legacy and heritage. While very similar, these words are not the same. There is a very important difference; one that is crucial to how we equip and challenge this...
Read More
28 Jun 2009

My Strong Son Ethan

Last week was Vacation Bible School at our church. Every year, for the past six years, I have volunteered in some capacity for the week. This year I was asked to be the Crafts Rotation Leader, overseeing the crafts team and 5,000 projects prepared by little hands. One particular helper that I had with me...
Read More
21 Jun 2009

A Perspective on Strengths from a Mom in Training

A friend recently asked me, “God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness…if we don’t work on our weaknesses, how can we glorify God?” Her question was one to ponder. The message I hear in the strengths material I’ve read is: develop strengths to the glory of God, and manage weaknesses with God’s help. For...
Read More
14 Jun 2009

A Prayer to My GOD

LORD, thank you for these truths and verses to meditate on today. Keep speaking to me about the things that you are working in me. (Phil. 2:13 “For it is God who is at work in me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure”) I want to be a woman who is...
Read More
7 Jun 2009

Providential Relationships

Providential relationships are relationships that GOD brings into your life that ignite and grow your faith. They are people who challenge you to see new possibilities, dream new dreams, and understand new truths in order for you to go forward. Over six years ago Tim Elmore from Growing Leaders was that for me. He listened...
Read More
2 Jun 2009

Testing Update

I am writing to give you the latest news regarding testing and to make you aware of a decision that the leadership team made today. We know the testing experience has been frustrating for some families, both parents and students. At Circle our goal is to enhance your educational experience by providing you with the...
Read More