Changing Ourselves Through Service

Never underestimate the transformative power of helping others. At some point or another in our lives, we all need a little bit of help. Sometimes we need a lot. Whether it is physical, informational, or emotional assistance, we all eventually need help at some time, for some reason, and in some way. This knowledge is…

Give To Get

There are no guarantees that we will get out of something what we put into it. We may get more or we may get less than we put in, but things are rarely, if ever, truly equal. This should not discourage us from trying, however. After all, one way to guarantee that we receive less…

Choosing Compassion

Compassion is not required of us, but it certainly does help. We do not have to be kind, understanding, generous, gracious, or forgiving. There are plenty of other options available to us in every moment. In fact, many people get quite far in this life by being the opposite of these things. We must make…

Abundance And Scarcity (On Love And Time)

Live like love is abundant, but time is scarce. Time is the only non-renewable resource in this life. Once we give it away, we never get it back. It is imperative, therefore, that we use our time wisely, that we are thoughtful with regards to how and with whom we spend it, and that we…

Love Is Not Always Convenient

Maturity is the ability to love even when it is inconvenient. As children, our capacity for love is directly tied to our needs and desires. We love those who care for us, who nurture us, and who feed, clothe, and play with us. When our needs or desires are threatened, we amplify or withdraw our…