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A Time of Gifts and Miracles

In my faith tradition and others, the holiday season is a time of great anticipation and preparation; a time of hope and of hopes fulfilled; a time of gifts, and a time of miracles.  These are my wishes for each of us …

… that we may prepare diligently for the tasks that are before us, and that we might look forward with great eagerness and anticipation to new adventures large and small in the new year

… that we never lose heart, always keeping hope and wonder alive, and that our fondest wishes might come to fulfillment in ways we could never expect

… that we share our gifts freely with those around us; and that we might recognize, encourage, and cherish the gifts others share with us

… that we experience a world of miracles that transform us into our better selves, always.

These are my hopes and wishes for us – both professionally and personally – this holiday season.  May peace and contentment be yours.

Memorial Day Tribute to Servant Leaders


With summer quickly approaching, we’ve arrived at Memorial Day weekend in the US — a time when we pause to pay tribute to those who have given their fullest measure of devotion to preserving, protecting, and defending our way of life.  In the almost full-year since this blog began, we’ve written on a number of occasions about different aspects of leaderships.  In honor of Memorial Day, I wanted to offer an audio-visual tribute (click below) to those who lead through their service in our armed forces — “servant leaders,” truly.

Thank you, with appreciation beyond measure.

Special Christmas Wishes

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"God Bless Us, everyone"

I’d like to send special Christmas wishes to all my blogging friends, colleagues, and readers.  I’ve enjoyed sharing thoughts and perspectives these past several months, and I look forward to exploring many new ideas in the coming year.  Realizing that we celebrate and observe a wide range of religious and cultural traditions nationally and globally, I wish everyone a season of rest, reflection, and renewal, and sharing the most important things with those closest to us.  As Charles Dickens‘ Tiny Tim rightly observed … “God bless us, everyone.”

For those that celebrate the religious meaning of Christmas, I offer special wishes for Blessings and prayers this holy season.  May we always recall Charlie Brown’s wise young friend Linus’ beautiful monologue on the meaning of Christmas (click here).

A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Michael