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...
Avoiding the Temptation to Give Up

Avoiding the Temptation to Give Up

In my last article, A Hope-Filled Lesson from Nicaragua, I shared how my recent trip to Nicaragua had reminded me that there is hope in the midst of challenges when we do not give up. I gave examples of how I have seen this truth in action in the lives of my friends...
Simply Living

Simply Living

I was recently listening to a talk given by Erwin McManus, an author and Lead Pastor of Mosaic in Los Angeles, California. In the talk, McManus explains that how we see the world, and people, will inform the way we experience life. In other words, if we see people as...
Summer Rewind: Change Starts with an Acorn

Summer Rewind: Change Starts with an Acorn

Have you ever found yourself wondering if the effort you are expending on changing something is really worth it? In this week’s Summer Rewind, we look back at an article I wrote about the lessons an acorn can teach us about creating real change. I hope you find...
What We Can Learn from a Life Well Lived

What We Can Learn from a Life Well Lived

As I explored the power of real, all-in hope to create change, I discovered the role it had played in my own life. I talk about this in my book Hope Realized as well as encourage people to “mine” their story for the ways in which hope has played a role in...