focusIt takes time to build a relationship, whether it’s with a friend, your spouse, or your son or daughter. We’ve heard the term “honeymoon phase” used to describe the earliest moments in a relationship, when passion, intensity, desire and the electric spark of the relationship is the most intense. But over time, the intensity of these feelings begins to die down, sometimes to the point where we start to relate to our partner as a casual friend or roommate. Many would say it is impossible to hold the level of intensity in any relationship the way it exists in its honeymoon phase. Continue reading “Focus”


True Prosperity

When most people hear the word prosperity, they automatically associate it with financial riches and material wealth. In uncertain economic times, our yearnings for true prosperity take on greater significance than they might otherwise during times of material abundance. A few years ago, the banking empire Citicorp ran a series of billboard campaigns: “Money changes hands—just be sure it doesn’t change the rest of you!” and “If people say you’re made of money, you should work on your personality!” These ads gave a refreshingly new perspective on riches. But what is true prosperity? Is it something that can be enjoyed by only a select and “chosen” few? Continue reading “True Prosperity”