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Henriet Schapelhouman
Interests: People, leadership, technology, volunteering, social media, making a difference, family, travel, missional ministry.
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"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28, NKJV Saying goodbye I love New Year's! Celebrating the start of a new year continues to rank as one of my favorite times... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
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“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.'” Mark 1:3, NKJV It’s almost Christmas… Christmas. Some love it, others dread it. Some started early and completed their Christmas preparations and shopping weeks or months ago. Others live for the last-minute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
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So many weeds... Last Saturday I spent a long overdue six hours in the garden. Not just over the winter but much of last year I neglected to keep us with the ever present weeds. As I sat on the dirt weeding all around me I pondered about weeds. At... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
If we know Jesus and believe in Him as our Lord and Savior, may these words comfort and encourage us: I am the resurrection I am the way I am the truth I am here with you always Nothing is too hard for me I was there in the dark... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
In January 2015, I wrote a post entitled, "God keeps his promises exactly…in his time." At that time God hadn't delivered on some key promises for a much loved family member. We were waiting on God to bring him back into a relationship with Jesus—and with it into freedom from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
Still, I know that God lives - the One who gives me back my life - and eventually he'll take his stand on earth. And I'll see him ... [I will] see God myself, with my very own eyes. Oh, how I long for that day! Job 19: 25-27 Saying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
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A passionate canine encounter Belle the Boxer lathered our guest with love. She attempts to kiss those she likes. It's adorable and annoying. Max the Mastiff mix always tries to jump in, with an emphasis on jump. Max's participation and presence triggers Belle's jealousy. She worms herself in between Max... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
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"The state of Washington has a high quality of life and great economic prospects, but people aren't that happy at work," Niu said. "We rank #30 out of all the states we track." Satisfaction at Work Recently, King 5 News did a story on people's happiness at work. King 5 quoted the TinyPulse survey and workers aren't too happy. Surprisingly, Washington State ranks 30th. What does this mean? Can we be happy at work? Gallup's research shows that in the United States about 30% of workers are engaged at work. Most workers go to work but don't love it. Gallup's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
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Today Billy Graham turns 97! Happy Birthday, Billy. May God bless you today and always. Thank you! Billy Graham is the epitome of integrity—both in life and as a Christian. He loves God, has served faithfully, is leaving a great legacy, and through it all has remained humble. His ministry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
Can you hear the song in your head as you read the title of this post? You probably know it was used as the theme song for the TV Show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for 15 years. And on September 27, 2015, CBS aired the series finale. The question, "Who are you?", in the case of the CSI TV show, was about discovering the identity of the victim or the criminal. It was a clever choice for a theme song. Yet the question, "Who are you? Who, who, who, who?" is pertinent to all of us. Do we know who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
My parents worked for KLM. That's how they met. We traveled a lot when my sister and I were kids…we love this fantastic airline. Now they're doing something innovative and adorable to help their passengers. Go KLM! I love this KLM Lost & Found Video and I love KLM! Thank... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
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When we are at the worst times of our lives, when we are battling with something, or struggles, whatever it may be, when we are at our highest point as well, when things are going really well, we want somebody to comfort us and be there for us and to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
"I'm a T so I am logical." "I'm a P so I wait till the last minute." "I'm an E so I enjoy talking." "I'm an I so I need alone time." "I'm an S…" or "I'm an N..." "I'm an F…" "I'm a J…" Is that me (or you) hiding behind type preference? It's so easy to use my Myers-Briggs type preferences to excuse bad behavior. I've done it. Have you? Let me give you an example. I have a preference for Extraversion (short hand people us is, "I'm an E"). And most people know that E's talk a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
Then the LORD did exactly what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant, and she gave a son to Abraham in his old age. It all hapened at the time God had said it would. Genesis 21:1-3, NLT Genesis 21 starts with the declaration that the LORD, the Almighty God, did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
"Stress is the gap between what we expect and what actually happens." Gary Smalley Leadership requires minding the gap and actually leading people to navigate the difference between what they expect and what is actually happening. How are you minding the gap and managing stress? How do your Strengths and MBTI type help you or hurt you in managing stress? Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
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Unbelievable. What an aweful awesome game. Yay Hawks. Impressed by the effort, the persistence and the faith. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.: A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Marthin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
Excellent question! With all the tools available why StrengthsFinder? And what is in it for you? What does knowing your Strengths do for you? StrengthsFinder gives you a way to focus on what you are naturally wired to be great at. The StrengthsFinder assessment gives you your top 5 talent themes. These talent themes are your dominant or "signature" themes—they represent your unique potential. Who you are and what is easy for you comes naturally to you but "that thing" is not easy or natural for most other people. The way you have your top 5 is the way you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Semper Vita Institute
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It's all about living your story... My friend Kristi S. forwarded a newsletter from her cousin, Jeanne Carver. Jeanne and Dan Carver own and operate the Imperial Stock Ranch on the North-Central Oregon Plateau. They have committed their lives to operating their 35,000 acre sheep ranch preserving the land and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Henriet's Blog
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It's everywhere. We're all in. To say we're excited is well...an understatement. Go Hawks! Can you imagine if we were this excited about living our faith? Just saying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Henriet's Blog
"To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27. NIV Blackaby: Discipleship is Christ in You My friend Cindy and I think of living missionally as being Jesus with skin on.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Henriet's Blog
Yes, would love to. Will send complete email tomorow. :-)
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"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds." James 1:2, NIV Sharing Stories In May 2013, I started a discussion group based on my book, The Story Lives. Six women gathered at Lucky Jack's Latte and we quickly decided not to plow through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Henriet's Blog