Building Success Through Trust

"A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else," says Cardinal De Retz. No matter the dream, establishing strong and trusting relationships--with others and ourselves--is a fundamental part of creating dreams. Why? Because relationships are all that matter. And ultimately, our relationship with ourselves determines t...

Working and Playing Balance

One morning when my kids were home from school for summer vacation I found them in front of the TV eating popcorn and Starburst candy, tossing wrappers on the floor and lazily kicking back. Like the nun in the children's cartoon, Madeline, I raised my finger and said, "Something is not right!" Though we all like to sleep in, lay aro...

The Price of Pride

A few years ago, I caught portions of a television show about the life of C. S. Lewis, the much-admired and universally respected author of the nineteenth century. I learned from the hour-long documentary that Lewis believed the father of all sins is pride. This thought left me pondering the price of pride and how it affects our relationships, our emotional ...

Having Fun

Many adults don't know how to have fun and consequently, they don't allow themselves time to enjoy life. I must say, I've been one of them! As adults, we often get caught up in the demands of work, family, church or community service, and accomplishing all those extra goals and tasks we've set for ourselves. While thumbing through a magazine, I ...