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Yearly Archives: 2018

Nov 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM

The Legacy of Mom

I can hear mom say, “Halloween. Oh, I just can’t be bothered.” So, at 5:30 a.m. on October 31st, Mary Josephine, my mom, took her last breath. I’m sure she was anticipating the party the next…

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Oct 10, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Christian Super Fund

In Australia, citizens are required to put aside income for retirement into “Super Funds” managed by the private sector. Super Funds have been created around common interests such as teachers,…

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Jul 25, 2018 at 1:42 PM

My Dream Visit with a Fundraiser

I’m having a “too soon old, too late smart” moment. For 25 years as a YMCA director I had the privilege of engaging donors in our work. Now, for the last 18 years I've been on the other side of…

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Jul 3, 2018 at 10:37 AM

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…

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Jun 5, 2018 at 11:34 AM

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…

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Apr 17, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Not everything works, but we keep sowing

My wife Jamee and I grow lots of things at our home and on our hobby farm, which we call Wyndridge. When it comes to producing food on our land, Jamee and I are learning as we go and living out…

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Feb 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

How Do I Measure Up?

I wonder if like me, you have ever compared how generous you are to how generous someone else is. Every time I make a charitable gift or volunteer somewhere there is always someone else who has…

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Feb 1, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Is It How Much We Give or How Much We Keep?

Our rural parish, St. Phillips near our farm, is a beautiful small community of about a hundred families. Our pastor, Father Zachary, a missionary from Zimbabwe, speaks five languages and we listen…

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Jan 9, 2018 at 8:47 AM

It’s The Least I Could Do

Why is it that we want to help the most when the least will do and feel like the most? Our elderly neighbor, Mary Lou, died recently. A childless widow, she died a pretty lonely woman. She was a…

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