More Than Enough: Giving out of Abundance

I’ve been to places in Africa where having a little extra money meant a mother had enough to buy meat and bread for her children. She didn’t have (or need) extra money to buy video games and toys, but an upgrade in the nutritional value of their food made a significant impact on her family’s [Read More…]

Before You Click “Send” On Your Next Email

I stopped counting how many times I’ve had the email etiquette conversation, both in regards to emails I’ve sent, and ones I’ve received. It’s something we’ve all experienced. So much so that we regularly chalk it up to the idea that, “something just gets lost in email conversation.” And it’s not only on email! We regularly [Read More…]

We Are All Connected: Rembembering Birmingham

Ed Gilbreath says that Letter from Birmingham Jail is representative of the heart of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s oall message. His message was one of reconciliation. King believed that we’re all connected. As a result, he struggled with the idea that anything could separate us. Black, white, red, brown… we all have the same Spirit. King’s [Read More…]

Paying Well: Loving Others Through Fair Wages

“The extra income is a Godsend,” she said. I’d just landed a fairly large new account, one I’d need help managing, so I’d asked one of my regular freelancers if she could take on more work. With two children and three new foster kids arriving at her home soon, the extra money definitely helps. At [Read More…]

Achieving Greatness

Back in 2007, I had the pleasure of watching a feat in college sports that may be difficult to ever do again. I’m a big fan of the University of Florida Gators, but regardless of who you like, or even if you’re a sports fan at all, you can appreciate the accomplishments of the Florida sports programs. [Read More…]

Turning the Workplace, Classroom, and Marketplace Into Sanctuaries

“Growing up on the farms you learn that you take care of your place first, because your place takes care of you,” she tells us. But soemthing tells me that Cheryl Broetje takes this idea much farther than most of us. Faced with some tough decisions about whether to let workers go (in order to collect [Read More…]