A Memorial Day Lesson about Living with Meaning

A Memorial Day Lesson about Living with Meaning

With the end of May approaching, we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day in the United States. An important holiday, Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember men and women of America’s military who have lost their lives in service to their country and the...
A River Life Perspective

A River Life Perspective

In the last post, Living a River Life, I discussed the life-producing power of rivers and what they can teach us about how to live. Like a river, our lives can produce more life wherever we go. However, this requires being connected to a source of “living...
Living a River Life

Living a River Life

Rivers. I have always been drawn to them. The flow of the water as it winds through a woods or field. The sound the water makes as it passes over rocks and around obstacles. I can remember throwing leaves and sticks in streams and rivers as a kid, watching as my...
Releasing Unrealized Potential

Releasing Unrealized Potential

“So, how can someone make a difference?” This is a question I often get when having a conversation about the work NicaWorks! does in Nicaragua or the power of hope to create change. Addressing the underlying issue of hopelessness that fuels poverty makes...
Producing Hope Overflow

Producing Hope Overflow

“The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love, and hope.” – Wilfred Peterson The world needs more hope ecosystems. That is...
Growing Hope Starts with Growing You

Growing Hope Starts with Growing You

In my last article, What is a Hope Ecosystem?, we looked at what it means to create a hope ecosystem, or an environment in which hope lives and grows. We looked at it through the lens of Frutivera, the sweet corn project launched by NicaWorks! in Nicaragua. While it...