Perfection. It is a cultural expectation and a standard by which we live our lives. It often is the desired final destination of life's great pursuit. We want it so badly that we chase after it constantly. We crave it so intensely that we become consumed by it. Perfection becomes an obsession. We cannot escape… Continue reading Stop Expecting Perfection
It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. Registration is complete. Supplies and lunch boxes have been purchased. Some children are excited, others are scared. Moms and Dads are happy to get the kids out of the house and into a routine. Friday nights at the lake will turn into Friday… Continue reading Hey You! Are You Ready To Go Back To School?
Life is like a road trip. When you plan a road trip you begin with your starting point, current location or your "you are here" location. You select your final destination and plot out the route that will get you there. That route is often the shortest, most entertaining and most fulfilling route. Most times… Continue reading Speed Bumps, Potholes and Dead End Streets. The Road of Life Is Hard To Navigate
Are you a balloon? Or are you a brick? It is a weird question, I know, but I am weird so this question seems normal to me. It is question that I find myself asking frequently. I believe that it is a question that you need to ask yourself as well. I am hoping that you… Continue reading Are You A Balloon Or A Brick?
We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. Say it to yourself over and over again. Write it on the blackboard 100 times like school punishments of old. We must engrave it in our brains and etch it in our hearts. We, as a community, must be present in our… Continue reading We Must Be Present In Schools
"Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la!" The holiday season is here. This week we will gather with family to enjoy a delicious meal while we pause to reflect on life's blessings and all of things for which we are thankful. It is a day that we look forward to each year. Thanksgiving… Continue reading Join Us For The 25 Days of Giving
Opportunities to serve are everywhere. There are people in need all around us. Our neighbors need help with household chores. Members of our church need assistance with packing and moving. A co-worker needs someone who can lend an ear. Our children need help with their homework. The family around the corner needs a little food… Continue reading Opportunities to Serve Are Everywhere
What do an alarm clock, running water, dogs, and children have in common? The answer is simple. They all create sounds that I hear every day of my life. The horrific sound of my phone's alarm clock wakes me up every morning. As I brush my teeth, take a shower, or wash the dishes, the noise… Continue reading What Did You Say? What Did I Say?
Forgotten Children Worldwide assists abandoned, vulnerable, and trafficked children around the world. They do it by safeguarding children from and lifting them out of extreme poverty while preventing them from falling victim to the evils of human trafficking. One of the ways that is done is through child sponsorship. For less than $1 per day,… Continue reading The Gift of Sponsorship
Are you up for a challenge? We are committed to sharing information about how people can make a difference in their communities. We try to spotlight organizations and their work, easy ways to impact the lives of others through kindness, and share thought-provoking ideas that challenge others to take action. This project is not about… Continue reading Are You Up For A Challenge?