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Janice Munemitsu is a woman who inspires others to experience the freedom of a generous life. But first she had to find that freedom herself.

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Mark Leonard

Just Bob Thoughts on Work and Ministry More

My Dad passed away two months ago, just shy of his 95th birthday. He was an amazing man who lived a remarkable life. He served in the army in World War II and in the air force in the Korean war. Among all of his achievements, the most significant to me was showing me how to be a Christian man.

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On the face of it, the goal of giving away money and assets is completely at odds with the business goal of all good investment advisors, which is to increase their Assets under Management. (AUM). Managed assets are the life blood of investment advisory businesses. And as with all businesses, you either grow or die; there is no such thing as healthy stasis.

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My goal, historically, has been to make enough money doing intellectual work that I don’t need to work with my hands. That way I can pay someone else to clean the house and mow the lawn so I can do things like go to the gym… for exercise. Except for the almost painful irony, there’s nothing…

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There’s a whole world out there where our Christian brothers and sisters are living lives closer to the first century church than to ours. They need our help and prayers, but we need their witness and example. One such family wrote to me recently. I’ve changed names and references, but the stories that illustrate the challenges…

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I’ve been re-reading Wendell Berry, a long-time writer, teacher, and local farmer in Henry County, Kentucky, who passionately believes in the importance of sustainable agriculture and healthy rural communities as an appropriate expression of a genuine Christian life. In his view…

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From Bryan's Blog Living a Life of Purpose and Joy More

On August 25, 2016, on a remote mountain in the High Sierras, things went horribly wrong for Bryan Feller and his daughter, Courtney. That day would change his life forever.

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I remember checking out of my hotel room and just spontaneously leaving a $200 tip for the maid. I had never done that before. I had experienced some kind of transcendence that I could not describe and I couldn’t help but overflow in generosity – to a person I had not even met. I sensed that I had rediscovered some long-dormant secret, but I wasn’t clear exactly what it was.

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I met Beth Guckenberger at a recent Barnabas Group event. She shared a story unlike anything I have heard before. She described a modern-day miracle she witnessed in one of the orphanages she oversees in Mexico. After she spoke…

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In August of 2018, I hiked 200 miles in 12 days, solo, on the John Muir Trail. I had already summited Mount Whitney twice in the past two years, so I decided to bypass this part of the trail and hike from Horseshoe Meadows to…

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Dads have superpowers, but we don’t always recognize what they are, or how powerful they can be. As a result, we miss some of the greatest opportunities to make the greatest impact as dads. This is not about “fixing”…

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