Easter is a wonderful time to think about hope and renewal. As leaders we often need to recognize our need for renewal. Easter of course reminds us that God makes all things new in Christ and offers us new life and a fresh start through God’s forgiveness and grace. But many times we need to take time to reflect on the life-changing truths and allow them to take deeper root in our lives so that the fullness of transformation can take place. Just as a tree planted needs time to grow deep roots before it can grow to its full potential, so also we need to take time to allow our roots to sink into the truths that can nourish our growth and transform our lives. It seems a great divine truth that Easter overlaps spring when we celebrate trees budding and flowers blooming with colors and promise. But the budding and the bloom can’t come without the roots sinking into the soil and the time for growth. Challenge yourself to take time for renewal and discover new growth and perhaps your leadership may discover a whole new bloom.
Wishing you a blessed Easter season –Dr TJ
If I had understood as I do now
that in this little palace of my soul dwelt so great a King,
I would not have left him alone so often. - St. Teresa of Avil
Dr TJ Jenney, PhD
Dr. T. J. Jenney, Ph.D. is a seasoned pastor and leader who has served churches as well as served as a campus minister and chaplain for police and fire departments as well as the Air Force Auxiliary. Dr. Jenney also served as a faculty member at Purdue University, serving as an adjunct professor in Organizational Leadership. His experience includes serving as a president and CEO of non-profit organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Higher Education Administration from Purdue and an M.Div and an S.T.M. from Yale University. He served as a contributing editor of William B. Eerdmans Bible Dictionary (1989) and Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000), as well as written articles for journals.