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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?

Leaders On Being Led: Insoo Kim

Check out this first video in a new series, Leaders On Being Led.


The ability to deal with criticism internally, in a healthy and productive way, can help us to show up better at work and beyond.  Criticism is very important and useful but can also be very personal.

What does it mean to serve?

by Shannon Lee

I was raised being told "fair" doesn't exist.  Yet we all carry these varying definitions of what is fair, especially when it comes to other people, social injustices and morality.  But what I would encourage us to focus on is much simpler and basic, which is grace.

Be Strong and Courageous!

by Insoo Kim

In 1955, ten years before the historic Selma marches, a man named Robert Graetz became the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Montgomery, Alabama. This was not all that significant except for the fact that Trinity Lutheran Church was an all-black congregation and Robert was white.

Don Corder
Winners Want to Keep Score

by Don Corder

My generation taught the next generation that winning is just showing up. We taught them that results (score) don’t matter…criticism is mean…expectations are insensitive. We robbed an entire generation of the lessons to be learned from failing and the strength of character that is born in the struggle.

5 Transcendent Money Principles

by Michael Perez

5 money  management principles that transcend everything.

Believe in People Again

Someone said to me last week in a text, “I’m losing faith in humanity”.  I thought about that for several...

Will I…

As we look towards the future and dream, it’s so easy to get caught up in the “what if’s”, right? ...