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The Value of Life

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Will I Choose To Do It?

I’ve recently been reading in Seth Godin’s book Tribes and have been impressed with how much can be applied to The Global Outreach Foundation. Godin talks of leadership and the role in an organization, especially a smaller tight-knit one like The Global Outreach Foundation. In such a small organization, where each body is looked up […]

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Let's Celebrate Our Differences

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Together as One

I saw this painted on a motorcycle’s rear view mirror today in Western Kenya. It got me thinking about the importance of working together. Recently, talking with some of our partners abroad, we discussed the importance of always working together in d evelopment. There needs to be more collaboration in development, and less competition. Aren’t […]

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What's your philosophy?

Love. Love is my philosophy because without it there is no purpose or meaning to this mortal life. “A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extin guished.” – Frank Tebbets Love will always allow us to […]

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Smile: the universal signal for joy and appreciation

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, accredited to H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Recently in Tibet, I had a hard time communicating with peo ple. I speak Mandarin, but that only got me so far in the remote […]

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Empowering is Realizing Potential

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about what empowering children really means. My viewpoint hasn’t necessarily changed since then, it has only been expanded. I’ve recently finished reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and one paragraph in there stood out to me more than anything as I finished the book […]

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Imagine

What can you imagine? The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man…It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine. -Napoleon Hill Imagine something great, today. Imagine a healthy body for yourself and for all others. Imagine freedom. Imagine a world where children thrive. Imagine […]

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Love!

Og Mandino is one of my favorite authors. I especially love this line from The Scroll Marked II: I will greet this day with love in my heart…I will look on all things with love…I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will lo ve the rain for it cleanses my […]

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To Be Too Busy is 忙 (Loss of Heart)

In Chinese, I find it fascinating that the word for “busy” combines the radical for “heart” and the character for “to die” or “to be lost or gone.” I have to think there was some sort of intent to teach a lesson here when long, long ago the Chinese language was beginning to come together. […]

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