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Monthly Archives: July 1999

No Awards for the Naive

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If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things. ECCLESIASTES 5:8 Our thinking might be idealistic, but life tends to be realistic. We live on earth, not in heaven. If we expect our world to operate like a […]

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Making Evaluation

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The concept of win-win didn’t start in America and it didn’t begin with this generation. You might be surprised to find that it originally was a part of the thinking that came from Adam Smith. Smith, a Scottish political economist and philosopher, published his Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759. […]

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Formula for Success

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Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. PROVERBS 16:3 It’s not a money-back guarantee, but the general principle spelled out in this verse is one that we would all do well to practice. So many times when we’re working on a big project—an expansion of […]

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Drilling Down

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What began as a retreat for rest and relaxation on September 10, 1946, ended up as a career in the slums of Calcutta. During a journey to the Darjeeling mountains in India Sister Teresa had a clear sense that she should leave her convent, and instead devote her life to […]

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Thankful Key

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You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. PSALM 30:11-12 If there is a key to a joyful life, it has to […]

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Defining Success (Part Two)

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May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands. PSALM 90:17 This may come as a shock to some, but rest is a key ingredient in success. Most people think that success requires hard […]

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Ethics of the Heart

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O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know […]

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