Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Beautiful, Shiny Failure

Last week, I had dinner with my parents at their apartment.  It wasn’t anything special, just sharing some leftovers, but it was time together that I enjoyed. After we finished the meal, my mom brought me something she recently received … Continue reading

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The Crock-pot: A Stewardship Allegory and Development Tool

Do you know what a Crock-pot is?  If you don’t, it’s an electric slow cooker, and I am a big fan.  My mom got one for a present back in the 1970’s and used it to make pot roasts, country-style … Continue reading

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Dispel the Overhead Myth with Honesty

If you read the numerous nonprofit trade periodicals and various newspapers in 2013, you know that the topic of “the overhead myth” was a big one last year.   Dan Pallotta gave a  TED talk about it that went viral on … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Them Lose That Loving Feeling Because of Poor Communication

I was married for seventeen years, but sadly, like half of marriages these days, mine ended in divorce.  It was in the fifteenth and sixteenth years, things really fell apart.  That was when the frequent open and honest two way … Continue reading

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