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Happy International Nurses Day!

  • Thu, May 12, 2016

nurses dayDon't you just love it when someone, whether it be a stranger or a friend, brightens your day with kindness?

I experienced this just yesterday while my dentist struck up a conversation with me during my x-rays. We talked about life, work, family- the list goes on! I remember thinking to myself that she didn't have to give me the time of day as she prepped me for my cleaning.  Yet she took her time and took interest to transform my trip for the better. 

It's easy to go through the motions of our "everyday", but to ...

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Contagious Mercy

  • Fri, Apr 8, 2016

Have you ever extended mercy to others because of thpathe mercy extended to you?

Two men ran out of gas for their boat.  Once they realized this, they quickly docked the boat and began walking up the nearby road carrying two five-gallon gas cans. 

As the men passed by a group of construction workers on a break, one of the workers called out to them, "Hey! Take my truck!" They took the truck, got some gas, and returned it to the worker. No less than a year later, one of the two men gladly lent his car to others ...

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Meeting Don Stephens

  • Wed, Mar 23, 2016

meeting donWhat would it take to push your dreams into action?

In the beginning, Don Stephens (founder & CEO of Mercy Ships®), had a life-altering encounter with Mother Teresa. While Don went to be the question-asker, the tables were turned, and Mother Teresa transformed his perspective with three simple questions:

1.    Why were you born?

2.    What's the dream in your life?

3.    What are you going to do about?

As he told this story at an event last week with such joy and passion, I couldn't help but think about how questions as simple as this could encourage someone ...

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