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Feel things you’ve never felt before

In the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, there is a line that stands out to me as being applicable to life and its journey: “I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you

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The Speed of Life

Mahatma Gandhi once said: “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Ok, here’s your chance to pause and reflect on your life. How fast are you running through life and why? Where is it th at you’re trying to go so fast? It’s no wonder why the old aphorism to “stop and smell […]

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Progress 101

May each of us chew on this idea for a bit: “Progress depends upon what we are, rather than upon what we may encounter. One man is stopped by a sapling lying across the road; another, passing that way, picks up the hindrance and converts it into a help in crossing the brook just ahead. […]

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Floppy Fish vs. Sturdy Hook

On our last expedition to Kenya, I had the privilege of talking to the parents of Ematende Primary School. Ematende is one of the schools we support where 364 young, bright Kenyan students receive a quality education. There, I spoke to the villagers about the difference between an organization that gives out the fish, and […]

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Analyze. Reflect. Act.

“Hundreds of millions of people are worse off now than twenty years ago. That some nations should be rich and others poor can even seem inevitable as we watch, year by year, the indicators of well-being improve in some, and decline in others, with lo wer incomes, fewer children in school, deteriorating services in health, […]

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Let’s Fly!

“We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other.” -Luciano de Crescenzo We are better off when we work together. & We work to serve–do this and do that. & Our volunteers gain authentic cultural immersion experiences, learn about community development and global poverty issues, and […]

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As a Man Thinketh

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Live Creatively

Do we view ourselves as creators?…think about the words below…. “You might say, ‘I’m not the creative type. When I sing, I’m always half a tone above or below the note. I cannot draw a line without a ruler. And the only practical use for my homemade bread is as a paperweight or as a […]

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Human Development-Building Up Others

I am convinced that far more

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Life is dotted with puddles…but enjoy!

Dear Friends, Remember that life is a trail dotted with numerous, arduous puddles of tribulation–puddles deep enough to momentarily dampen down and frustrate the weary traveler–yet, puddles never meant to drown a cherished soul. While on the trail of life, remember to keep walking despite the occasional dampness, insist to enjoy the beauty all around, […]

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