My husband will spend hours late at night polishing and cleaning the interior of my car and then thinks I'm ungrateful when I don't get excited abou...
What is the Good News? I mean, what is the Jesus Gospel? The lifestyle of Jesus is a huge part of it! The life He lived, and taught us to live, is very good news! Salvation and justification are part of it. That's the beginning of our life in Jesus.
As an 8-year-old I had my life planned out. I knew I was going to graduate high school, go to college, get my J.D., become a lawyer, get married, and live happily ever after. This is more or less what I perceived to be expected of me and I was prepared to make it happen.
Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.
Our society deals with a lot of hurt and suspicion, right? So how can you let people know that you truly love them? How can you let them know that they can trust your love? Well, how did people know that Jesus loved them? Why did people trust His love?
The police department in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina not only schooled us all on how to use social media with impact but scored huge points with residents all over the state by posting reports about the "Ham on the Lam" to the department Facebook Page.
A defining moment of my childhood was the night my father left and returned with tears in his eyes for a closed-door conversation with my mother. No o...
Serving someone is not the same as saying, "You can't do this for yourself." That's not it. Being a servant is saying, "I serve you in order to honor you." I think our society is losing track of this idea of being a servant leader by loving and honoring our neighbor.
Certain patterns emerged to best characterize high-performance small business teams, defined as those that most consistently keep up with customers' changing expectations for sales and service.
Here's your mentality when you're a servant leader. You say, "I'm going to take my leadership skills and use them to serve." That's the whole concept of servant leadership, in a nutshell. You lead with the understanding that you're going to serve others.
In June 1977, before entering university, I had an unlikely epiphany. My economics teacher Mr B, an ex army major, showed a film on socio-economics which fired my imagination so much that, when I arrived at college a few months later, I changed my course from business studies to economic and social history.
It is fitting that we honor Dr. King's legacy with a national day of service -- and I look forward to joining my neighbors this morning in volunteering to improve an inner-city Chicago public school -- but, as a society, we can do better than one single day of service.
Establishing a comprehensive system of national service can, in many ways, uniquely address each of these pressing challenges by uniting people in common purpose across lines of difference, enlisting the energy and idealism of our young people to tackle pressing challenges, providing college scholarships for those who serve, and most of all, by reminding us that we are all in this together and have a duty and responsibility to give back to our communities and country.
Today, millions of Americans from all walks of life will join their neighbors in marking the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to help achieve Dr. King's dream of building a more beloved community. And as we settle into a new year, there is no better time to reflect on the progress we've made as a country and the challenges we still face.
During a time of great concern and unrest in our communities, country, and world, celebrating Rev. King's birthday brings me joy and hope. The fact that his birthday is a nationally recognized holiday makes me both proud and optimistic.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to demonstrate the value and power of service by answering what Dr. King called life's most persistent question: "What are you doing for others?"