Monthly Archives: June 2009
The Grass is Always Greener

I am reading a book by Michael Yaconelli entitled Dangerous Wonder. Yaconelli went into the ministry and spent 25 years in church related work, but still felt lost and unfulfilled. This book is about finding his way again. Although written from a Christian perspective, I think any one can get a lot out of the […]

Generativity Versus Ambition

I have lost track of the financial crisis; it just keeps going.  “We” have rescused the bank and automakers.  But, at least, it seems we have it the bottom of the market.  I have been thinking about what went wrong, though. It’s a very complex situation and not being an economist, I’m not sure I understand all […]

Lessons from my Grandfather

  I don’t remember the first time I went to Wrigley Field, I was so young. My mother told me I was almost born there. About two weeks before she was due, she was at a game that was so exciting; she was jumping up and down and screaming. So it’s no wonder I am […]

It’s a 24/7 World

Do you ever feel that you are going 24 hours a day 7 days a week? When did it become okay to take your cell phone into the dressing room at Dillard’s and talk to a friend or multi-task all day long, talking with several people, working on the computer and exchanging emails, all at […]

Let Your Light Shine

  For a recent family movie night, we watched Akeelah and the Bee, a fabulous movie about an eleven year old girl with a gift and love for spelling. At first, she doesn’t want to acknowledge her gift. There are too many other things going on in her life. Her mother is supporting the family […]

The Real Reason Change Is Hard

I recently read some research by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey of Harvard University on change. They point out that our best efforts to change are often overwhelmed by forces within us. Many times we have goals that would make a significant difference in our day to day life. Even though we understand that, we […]