For What – Or Whom – Are You Thankful?

By Robert J. Tamasy This week millions of people all around the world have officially mark the observance of Thanksgiving Day, although it is perfectly acceptable to feel thankful at any time during the year. One of the good things about holidays like Thanksgiving Day is they provide specific motivation to pause, reflect and remember things – and people – for which we are grateful.
Tags:  Thankful, People, Thanksgiving

Do Not Be Reluctant To Show Mercy

By Dr. Rick Warren In real fellowship – a friendship or relationship in which mutual support is extended – people experience mercy. Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes are not rubbed in with constant reminders, but rubbed out and forgiven. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice.
Tags:  Mercy

What Are You Afraid Of?

By Robert J. Tamasy Each October millions of children – and some men and women – put on costumes that range from cartoon and TV characters to witches and ghosts. For many people, it seems their objective is to appear as frightening as possible, on Halloween.
Tags:  Fear, Circumstances, Trust

We All Were Created To Serve Others

By Dr. Rick Warren God formed every creature on this planet with a special area of expertise. How do we know this? In the Old Testament of the Bible, we are told, “Your hands shaped me and made me” (Job 10:8). Some animals run, some hop, some swim, some burrow, and some fly. They all have a particular role to play, based on how they were shaped by God. The same is true with humans. Each of us was uniquely designed, or "shaped" to do certain things.
Tags:  Service, Creation, Purpose

The Art Of Managing Your Mouth

By Dr. Rick Warren If you're a typical business or professional person, according to communication experts, you: • Average 30 conversations a day. • Will spend 20 percent of your life talking. • Will speak enough words in one year to fill 66 books, each 800 pages in length!
Tags:  Mouth, Managing your mouth

When Corporate and Personal Values Clash

By Robert J. Tamasy When an international media corporation acquired the community newspaper where I worked as editor, I was given additional responsibilities as publisher, succeeding the former owner who had left the company. In this expanded role I not only had oversight for the editorial operations of the newspaper, but also was required to interface with advertisers and the staff that operated our printing press.
Tags:  Values