Bouncing Back: Finding opportunities for resilience

Bouncing Back: Finding opportunities for resilience

A man has back surgery and returns to work in just a week. We say that he “bounced back.” A college student has a bad semester, yet makes the Dean’s List the next. We say that she “bounced back.” A businesswoman has a bad quarter financially, but posts solid gains the...
Tomorrow

Tomorrow

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here.It’ll be, better than before. Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.”   These lyrics from an old Fleetwood Mac song call us to let go of yesterday and look forward to tomorrow. While most of us are...
Everyone Needs a Mentor

Everyone Needs a Mentor

Every day in my prayer time, I give thanks to God for the people who have mentored me and shaped my life along the way. Most of them were not formal relationships. They were simply people who invested in me or people from whom I sought advice. I’ll not share their...
A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

Stephen Covey told the story of being on a subway when a man and his three children got on the same car in which he was riding. The young children were loud, boisterous and generally out of control. They were disturbing everyone else on the subway, and the father did...

What to Expect From Church Leaders

I read an article some time ago about a young woman who had applied to a certain college. Like at most schools, the application had several personal questions. To her surprise, she was accepted at this school. In her acceptance letter, it said something like this:...