Rise “Above” Your Problems to Find a Solution: A Word About the Importance of Vision
John Sowers
By John Sowers

After weeks of wandering in the gloomy forest, the hikers grew depressed. Fall was coming and they were lost. They trudged along; dragging their heavy feet through the dead leaves carpeting the forest. Everywhere they looked, they only saw massive trees – ‘endless lines of straight gray trunks like the pillars of some huge twilight hall.’ They were ready to quit. Finally, in frustration, the leader shouted,

Is there no end to this accursed forest? Someone must…

Lance Armstrong: The Truth About (Some) Powerful Personalities
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

This week I’ve been following the news about Lance Armstrong. And I think the whole episode speaks to something greater about the human condition. I’m not talking about our tendency to cheat or lie,  I’m talking about our tendency to think people are a little better than they are.

Many of our heroes have corporations who’ve allotted massive budgets to promote their image, but anybody who buys into that image themselves might develop a bit of a personality disorder. Narcissistic personalities love power, both to…

Stop Waiting For God To Tell You What To Do With Your Life
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi

A friend told me that while he hated bussing tables at the restaurant where he was working, he was still waiting for God to tell him what to do with his life. He believed that if he was patient enough and did his work well, eventually God would reveal his true calling.

I told him I don’t think God works like that…