Perspectives

Something Good is Happening

It feels like something is coming – a shift, a change, a difference – after the tragedy last week in Parkland, Florida. Among the many voices responding, InspiredToGive.org posted a recent editorial on the role of “thoughts and prayers.” Here is a response from Pastor Dieter Randolph of Water and Stone Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Want Change? Reform the Heart.

There’s been a lot of discussion on social media and in the news about the worth and value of “thoughts and prayers” as a reaction to the shooting tragedy at a high school in Parkland, Florida which killed 17 and wounded many more.

Does Love Make You Think of Justice?

Sonnets and songs have been written for hundreds of years to try to figure it out. Ancient philosophers and prophets have attempted to describe its power and effect – on the single individual as well as an entire community.

The Superpowers of L.O.V.E.

How do groups of individuals – sports teams, communities, nations – come together as one effective unit and succeed in their goals, whatever they may be? In a recent podcast, our correspondent Travis Thomas of Live Yes, And blurts out the SHORT answer right away – LEADERS!

The Preparation of Courage for Doing What Matters in 2018

The very model of courage in the history of human progress is Martin Luther King Jr. A grateful nation acknowledges his contribution and sacrifice with a federal holiday honoring his birthday on January 15. Thinking about the arc of his selfless and tireless efforts to serve humanity inspired us to consider, what is courage?

What Does Courage Mean to You?

In a shared podcast with InspiredToGive.org, Travis Thomas of Live Yes, And asks, “What does courage mean to you? What does it look like to you every day and how are you choosing it?"

The Tangible Gift of Hope

In this Weekly Yes, And Podcast, Travis Thomas recounts the inspiration and impact of the "Holiday Hope for the Homeless" he initiated in Palm Beach, Florida.