March ended up being a crazy month. Not going to lie, I got behind in my readings. That’s a big reason why I’ve been silent for the last three weeks, but it’s a new month and a new opportunity to get on track.

April kicks off with the Gospel of Mark (probably my favorite gospel), 1 Corinthians and the Israelites moving into the Promised Land in Joshua.

Joshua has taken the reigns of leadership now that Moses has passed away. Time and time again in Joshua 1, he is told to be strong and courageous. It makes me think about how scary it can be to be the one in charge. After all, why else would he need to be strong and courageous?

When it comes to leadership, let me share a secret that some leaders probably don’t want to admit. It’s scary. It can be intimidating. There are times when leaders wonder how they ended up in that position. Leaders don’t always have the right answer – even though they are “supposed” to know what to do in every situation. Sometimes leaders are just trying to figure it out themselves, knowing that no matter the direction one goes people will be upset. How do we navigate through these waters? What does it take to be a leader?

Strength and courage. The strength to do the right thing and the courage to see it through, even in the face of opposition.