Earlier this year, Emily Esfahani Smith wrote an article in The Atlantic titled, “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy.” Now, I’m not ready to throw in the towel on my pursuit of happily ever after… but it’s hard not to take note of the frequent mention of ‘meaning’ in articles, books, and other works » Read More
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Work is a part of being human. It’s easy to think that we work simply to earn a living. But work is much more. Work is one of the ways we make a difference and help make someone else’s life a little better. Read More….
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” Robert McCloskey You walk away from the conversation thinking, I am sure he knows what I meant, after all he knows what I expect! But does he really » Read More
Did you see the movie or read the book, The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall? In it the main character, Jason, goes to a Central American nation that I don’t recall to help out with a project that his father was involved in. The project was a library. Jason is a bit jaded when he » Read More
Annually, The Willow Creek Association puts on a Leadership Summit where some great minds in church and business leadership share ideas about leadership. I attended several years ago and, while energized, I felt that the speakers challenged me to do things I was powerless to do. As a layperson in the structured church, I feel » Read More
We naturally seem to serve ourselves. We eat and sleep and do whatever we do for mostly selfish reasons. At least I do. I don’t like to admit it, but I’m eating what I want for lunch as I type this. I didn’t choose what I’m doing because it served someone else. I choose based » Read More
What’s the purpose of capitalism? What’s the point? What about wealth? Is it’s only purpose to purchase comfort, or power or influence? What about benevolence; have you ever wondered why you feel good when you do something for someone else? Why is doing something for others considered “good?”