This is the second episode of THE BOSNIA PROJECT podcast. This one came out pretty well, and I hope you enjoy it — … Read the rest “Podcast Episode 2: Ten things for leading a balanced life overseas”
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’…
I can still remember the day when my good friend sat down with me in a Starbucks in Atlanta and said, “I want you to come back … Read the rest “Give to those in need and become the one in need”
America has had a tough week. Never mind that MLK was an American. Never mind that we went from segregated schools and “colored” bathrooms in the 1950s to electing an African-American President roughly 2 generations later. Charlottesville is where we … Read the rest “Racism is the killer of the will. Be willing.”
Willingness — it’s an attitude, a posture, a way of thinking. A strong will embraces life in the midst of great challenges. Everyone wants to work in an environment that feeds the will, that encourages people to give their all … Read the rest “Why 9 to 5 might be poison for the will”
There are few things as American as the work ethic. Some call it the “Protestant work ethic”, connect it to religion, and claim it sacred. That’s their choice, but those people would do good to note: not all that’s worshiped … Read the rest “An American plan for better work: Stop.”
There’s a man in the neighborhood who has no education, but works three jobs to support his wife and kids. He’s dirty and sweaty when he gets home, but he has a smile on his face, and he somehow still … Read the rest “The person you want to be: an introduction to willing”
You’re probably familiar with the motivational speeches and books out there that urge you to choose the life you want, and then go out and make it your own.
… Read the rest “What kind of life do you want? The question you should not be asking.”
“17 steps to the life you want.”
“Live the life of
To understand me, you’ve got to know something about basketball.
When I was a kid, I loved basketball. I would play all day, and on the weekends I would watch it on TV. But I remember, about halfway through my … Read the rest “A story of the will: Ernie Johnson, Jr.”
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. – Psalm 139:16
This story was recently featured on the … Read the rest “God makes no mistakes: Abigail Fisher”
“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them… But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, … Read the rest “Bitterness: the enemy of the willing”