Pandemic Fruits of the Spirit

God has a sense of humour and sometimes we wonder just how quirky it is. Much like we chuckle when our own kids fumble forward in life, we imagine Him having a good laugh watching us rant, rave, and learn. By February 2020, life in Thailand was shifting as COVID was making it’s global debut.… Read More Pandemic Fruits of the Spirit

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Those Selfish and Irresponsible Migrants and Other Horrible Things said During Crisis

Bangkok is an economic engine and Thailand’s tourist hot spots are just some of the wheels that drive it. Migrants come from the outlying provinces, and the surrounding nations, to man the grunt jobs of Thailand’s big cities and tourism sector. It’s rarely glamorous work, but the wages earned are enough to buy a better… Read More Those Selfish and Irresponsible Migrants and Other Horrible Things said During Crisis

Volunteerism

When you drop the “V” word around most charities, we find ourselves thrown into impassioned conversations about volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, volunteer retention, volunteer engagement, and volunteer liability. In this flurry of volunteer utilization / mobilization / optimization talk, we rarely hear the conversation turn towards personal volunteering. Beyond volunteers as tools, we’re left with… Read More Volunteerism

Skimming

In life, there are going to be seasons of feasts, seasons of regular meals, and seasons of snacks. It sounds simple but this insight from John Caplin, an organizational coach who has encouraged us greatly, has shaped much of our thinking in recent years. We’ve used this lens in how we parent, how we engage… Read More Skimming