• “Preach the Gospel at all times. Where necessary, use words” — (not) Francis of Assisi

    “Preach the Gospel at all times. Where necessary, use words” These particular words are attributed to Francis of Assisi, though it is fairly certain he did not say them, exactly. But never mind that detail. Here is the theme for Christians, as I understand it: Step 1. Live as your faith directs you to live. For …

  • Spiritual Life in the 9-to-5 — workshop

    It’s hard to fit spirituality into your workday. You can “make time” for prayer, reflection or meditation between meetings or tasks — and these are good things. But even better: stop trying to fit spirituality into your workday. Instead, make your workday part of your spirituality! In this workshop, you’ll explore how to: (1) Define your …

  • Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.”

    No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” Derek Sivers, in Anything You Want Derek Sivers created CDBaby as a hobby then sold it, ten years later, for $22 million.  He gave all the money to a trust for music education. Read what he learned along the way in Anything You Want, which you can finish in …

  • “Call on God, but Row Away from the Rocks” and similar

    Three related quotes: “Call on God, but row away from the rocks” “Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.” “Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.” — Attribution unknown.*  But why worry about that if the words are wise? ———— *For many years, I thought …