Posts by shannonlee


by Shannon Lee

I knew it!  I knew she had a drug problem.  I mean, the signs were all around!  But you know what?  This is her issue and her choice.  She could choose to turn her life around any time and have a relationship with me if she wanted, so not my problem.

It’s All About The Journey

by Christy Bertolo

I knew I had a destination, but the amount of stuff I had to process and problem solve in order to arrive, was enormous!   I unearthed so much about myself I didn’t know existed.  I have been surrounded by people pushing me to keep going, to keep exploring, and to take the time to ask myself, “Why is this making me so uncomfortable?”

Hiring Mistakes Made by Seasoned Executives

by Alec Broadfoot

While many professionals apply due caution and procedure where hiring is concerned, executives are more likely to make fast decisions based on gut instinct. This often translates to costly missteps. And though they may fly through their hiring decisions, the negative impact of a mis-hire on their bottom line is certain to give an executive pause.

The Thinning of the Cortex

by Paul Louis Cole

The children in cities right in the US and elsewhere—our next generation—are literally being intellectually choked and neurologically diminished by the level of poverty they live in. The chief indicator? Fatherlessness.

Serving An Invisible Population

by Natasha Slesnick

Homeless youth are one of our society’s most vulnerable populations. But they aren’t easy to spot. They often hide the emotional and physical scars of their childhood abuse, mental and sexual abuse, street victimization, suicide attempts and marginalization by the larger society.

No Little People

by Harvey Hook

Breaking out of our comfort zones helps us to expand and take the risks necessary to making a difference in the world.  We begin to break free as we open ourselves to serving those around us.  Stepping onto unfamiliar turf, in a world with an ever-expanding learning curve, can be frightening, but it’s always, always worth the risk!

How I define success in working with the homeless

by Ben Sears, Patient Advocate, Mt Carmel Outreach

I have found more joy serving the homeless than I ever would have imagined! Each person I am blessed with meeting has their own story, their own personality, and their own soul deserving of love and attention. My name is Ben Sears and I am a Patient Advocate working with the Mount Carmel Outreach Street Medicine and Mobile Coach program.

Already Gone

by Doug Cooper

In other words, what if Jesus has called you to go and you have already gone? What if he has already placed you exactly where he wants you to be, positioned to do exactly what he wants you to be doing? Might that change the way you think about your work?

Being the A Player Servant Leader

By being an A Player Servant Leader you are practicing two aligned and powerful leadership competencies:  1. A Player = being the best you can be. 2. Servant Leadership = helping others be the best they can be.

Simply put: Love Does

“Simply put: love does,” is a statement made famous by Bob Goff, author of the NY Times million-plus, best seller LOVE DOES.  Those four words are simple yet profound.  They are a call to action.  They are a call to leave the certainty of our comfort zones for the uncertain, but incredibly spectacular experience, of loving, serving, sacrificing for or celebrating with another person or cause.