Where Will I Start?
*Artist: Mariah Hope – use by permission of Leadership Network
I spend much of my strategic thinking and effort on culture, not pop culture, although this is a dimension of it, but rather matters of civil society in general. And some time ago I remember thinking, “Everything looks like it needs fixing. Where should I start?”
This was the question I asked a prominent three generation farm family recently. The first generation had a longing to leave a legacy of generosity and wondered the same thing; the needs are so vast, where shall we start?
For me and the friends I help it depends on what one believes. Here’s what I mean. Since I am concerned about our culture I could choose to back solutions in the marketplace creating …
Help the Next One in Line
May and June are graduation months. Time to celebrate great accomplishments and the moving on to a new phase in life; new job, new school. When I reflect on the times my children graduated, I remember being so grateful to those people who had poured into their lives. Karen and Micah spent the better parts of their childhood years surrounded by teens and young adults who were outstanding leaders for summer campers and teens. They had a tremendous positive influence on my kids. And there were other youth leaders at church and teachers who not only taught but cared, gave direction, and listened. Other parents of our kids’ friends were also there to watch over, guide, and protect them. They had mentors both in and out of school who they respected …