Contributing to the Mission

Contributing to the Mission

A pastor was soliciting support for an upcoming mission trip. He wanted parishioners from his church to assist in the cleanup efforts and help rebuild damaged homes in a community that had been devastated by a hurricane. Not everyone in the congregation was able to go...
Act Within the Cube

Act Within the Cube

I was recently volunteered to help build props for a local youth theatre troupe. The show’s director wanted “oversized dice”—large wooden boxes, capable of safely bearing the weight of a child. Her request presented a challenge in terms of design. The boxes needed to...
Sunscreen Regret

Sunscreen Regret

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of Baz Luhrmann’s surprise hit “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” cracking the Billboard Top 40. If the song’s title doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its opening line will spark your memory: Ladies and gentlemen of the...
Creating a Mental Monopoly

Creating a Mental Monopoly

I don’t like heights—driving across bridges, walking on glass floors, the view from the top of skyscrapers, etc. Some people struggle with spiders, others with public speaking. My kryptonite is heights. While I’m not completely immobilized by my fear of heights, I...
8 Ways to Show Loyalty

8 Ways to Show Loyalty

People who are loyal are committed, and they don’t allow their commitment to be swayed by difficult circumstances. They are loyal during the good times and the bad times. That’s why relationships built on loyalty are able to withstand unexpected setbacks. When a...

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