Vision Forward

Yesterday was the last day of summer camp for GENERATION2050. It was a specially emotional day. We set aside time in the morning for a vision board workshop. Although we had initially planned to create vision boards earlier in the summer, the last day turned out to be the better choice. After seven weeks, the…

Is There Not A Cause?

“You can never stop believing and acting in the belief that your cause has the power to change the world. If you don’t believe then who will?” ~ Brian Sooy A cause is a reason or motive for some human action. Brian Sooy writes in his book “Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto” that a…

I Am Powerful

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~ Malala Yousafzai I am continuing to learn from Brian Sooy’s book “Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto.” This week I have been focusing on the Cause Manifesto Principle “Be Powerful.” I have been reciting this to myself all week: “I am powerful. I…

The Power Of A Shared Vision

I have been reading Brian Sooy’s book “Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto.” This book is rich with wisdom for leaders of non-profit organizations who want to inspire others to embrace their mission. Brian has developed A Cause Manifesto; 12 principles leaders can use to clarify why their organization exists and why others should join…

Inspired to Serve

A year ago, our mission team was busy working on a biogas digester project at Teen Challenge Cambodia. On our team was a young woman named Lacy Beach. At age 19, Lacy’s desire was to be a missionary. She had been inspired to serve in Cambodia beyond the two weeks that our team would be…

Inspired!

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. (John 14:12 NLT) I completed the manuscript for Inspired for Greater Things before traveling to Cambodia in October 2013 to participate in a mission…