The doubting climber

A while ago, I heard that someone is seriously ill. That makes a naturally affected. Then I remembered this story came from the climbers, but I must question again. They went something like this. A climber was how it is to be expected, on the road in the mountains. He arrived in bad weather and…

About the nature and mischief of to-do lists

Many people lead them in different ways. The one digital, the other in a planner, some as separate pieces of paper. To-do lists are useful if you have to do more than two or three things to separate the important from the unimportant and, where possible, not to forget the important thing. but they can…

Why you are something special

Depending on their situation, one is sometimes not quite sure if or how much is he/she is actually worth. Biblical argued but you and every person has a tremendous value. Already in the Old Testament, at the very beginning in Genesis, the thought is formulated, that God created man in his own image. Today we…

Child poverty in Germany

More than one in five children in Germany is considered poor. Sometimes this poverty is only temporary, for several years, for example. Pleasant for those affected, the whole is certainly in any way. Here, however, poverty is not meant in comparison to other countries, not for example, a poor country in Africa, but the relative…

Don’t your shoes make you happy?

There are certain life coach in the literature who think that we should give up the things that do not make you happy. Simplify your life, less is more. On the one hand this may be true. On the other hand, result from the fact the same questions. Your shoes do not make you happy?…

Sometimes it needs to be more

There are somehow “not get enough” people. The strive to have the power to be rich to have a big house to have a big car, much to have in regard to other people to be able to influence others, women or men to prevail, although you never can have people and anyway basically nothing…

When the Grim Reaper calls

Translated from German into English by google translator. Sometimes it can happen so fast. Something shocking it is anyway. Also, if you would not know it, and each could always and everywhere happen. But then something like that. Have just over a distant acquaintances learned that he was emergency surgery overnight twice today because he…

Points on how to Improve your Life

Via say something. Personality: 1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment 3. Don’t overdo; keep your limits > read more. foto: Storm Crypt, flickr.com

Why ?

I saw a Tweet on Twitter yesterday by @worldprayr that serves as a launching point for where I’m going with today’s post. It was: “You will never be in a situation where God is not in control, that God hasn’t authorized & God is big enough to handle it!” I’ve thought about some things since…

The Spiritual Side of Sustainability

After writing my vision of sustainability I have started to think about sustainability as a religious revival of sorts. There have been many religious movements in the past that I feel share a lot with the current sustainability and social justice movements. I’m by no means the first to make this connection. Paul Hawken comes…

I’m Going to Rwanda

Well, tonight at about 9:00 I’ll be boarding a flight at DFW to head out for a two-week-long trip to Kigali, Rwanda. I’m super pumped, despite the fact that I have not yet started to pack… We’ll see how that goes. In Kigali I will be a part of a five person team doing some…

210 Million Reasons to Adopt

Haiti’s devastating quake reminds us that orphans matter to God. Two years ago, a Christian couple from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, fell in love with an abandoned toddler, born with a disability and living in an orphanage in rural Haiti. Already adoptive parents of a Liberian child, Katy and Josh Manges decided to adopt the toddler, Malachi,…

Hunger Isn’t History

“The world produces more food than ever. So why do nearly a billion people still not have enough to eat ? – On the road toward fulfilling the Bono-endorsed slogan, “Make Poverty History,” the world has hit an unexpected speed bump: prosperity. India‘s expanding auto industry puts 4,300 new cars a day on already-crowded streets. Oil-wealthy…

Where to call to volunteer to help in the wake of Ike

“For people looking to help in the wake of Huricane Ike, the Baptist General Convention of Texas is serving as a bit of clearinghouse for volunteers. It’s connecting volunteer with groups who are working in the wake of Ike.” > more. Also read: > How to help hurricane evacuees in San Antonio  > Red Cross Volunteer…

Cry for help from Orissa (India)

Here is a mail that reached me this morning and that made me very concerned. How would I be in such a situation? Even so brave as my friend or helpless and desperate. The measure of people bringing together, to give help to Orissa, is a courageous measure of my friend in such a situation…