Sep 29, 2014

Must Be Present to Win

At the company's weekly staff meeting, Jenny was determined to stand up and stand out. All night she worked on her report. Every page, every title, every bullet point had to impress. When Jenny finally crawled into bed, she was near exhaustion, and so she slept … right through her...Read more +
Sep 1, 2014

Execute the Last Order Received

In storms of crisis, Joe was a haven of calm. When projects went wrong … when upper management was out of reach … Joe held the course. A team member asked Joe his secret. He said: "In the Army, I served in a Cavalry Regiment. And we had a saying...Read more +
Aug 12, 2014

Eileen Collins

Lieutenant Colonel Eileen Collins, America's first female shuttle commander, received official word of her history-making assignment while she was at the White House. Here is what Collins said: "When I was a child, I dreamed about space—I admired pilots, astronauts, and explorers of all kinds. It was only a dream...Read more +
Jul 20, 2014

Correct Craft

Walter C. Meloon founded the Correct Craft boat company in the 1920s. His goal was to build the “best world-class towboats for the glory of God.” During World War II, General Eisenhower asked Correct Craft to build 400 boats in fifteen days, for crossing the Rhine River. Working around the...Read more +
Jul 13, 2014

Coach Bob Fraley

Bob Fraley, one of the top track and field coaches in America, faced a critical career decision. After twenty-three years at Fresno State, the school was eliminating track and field. Fraley's response? He'd work for free to save it from the chopping block. Bob's track program was spared. But not...Read more +
Jul 3, 2014

Best Vacation Stories: Submerged

It’s the closest I’ve ever come to dying. The setting: The Kern River of Southern California, Class III/IV whitewater rapids. I was in high school, and it was spring break. It was my first time rafting, and I basically held on for dear life as we weaved through protruding boulders,...Read more +
Jun 30, 2014

Good Hunting

For years, an old gentleman living outside San Antonio invited his city doctor to visit his property and enjoy the wonderful hunting. After three vacation trips to the ranch, during which he hunted without ever seeing anything to kill, the tanned, healthy doctor said to his host: “Why do you...Read more +
Jun 30, 2014

Best Vacation Stories: When Vacation Isn't a Place to "Go"

We are not on vacation. It's the last day of spring and my husband's off from work. The sky is pale blue, like fine china swirled with bits of white. The sun has swallowed a week’s worth of humidity and breathes out now—a cool breeze that has me craving a...Read more +
Jun 23, 2014

Don't Let Worry Fill Your Work

Imagine a dense fog blanketing seven city blocks to a depth of one hundred feet. All that fog condensed, scientists say, fills one single water tumbler. And there's a picture of worry: in the heat of fear and anxiety, a half glass of worry expands to cloud everything in our...Read more +
Jun 22, 2014

Rethinking Scarcity: A Legacy of Abundance

I’ve heard that most of our theology is really autobiography. This is true in my case because I am my father’s daughter. In my family folklore, the story goes like this: my father suffered greatly at the hands of anxiety and worry. Fear took over his life, his work, and...Read more +