Tag Archives: Things That Matter

The Future is BRIGHT

December 17, 2018

Launching Leaders recently participated in an interfaith meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado, where a few college students were impaneled to answer sensitive questions regarding how their faith drives their actions and what their view is about religion and spirituality. Consider how you might answer these questions which were posed to them: How does your faith/belief … Continue reading The Future is BRIGHT

Dying of Despair?

November 27, 2018

It was not that many years ago, that our family of seven (five children) would gather around a table at a restaurant where we laughed, visited, poked fun at one another, and genuinely had a great time enjoying each other and our oddities.  Recently I purposely looked around while my wife and I were in … Continue reading Dying of Despair?

Cafeteria Spirituality

October 17, 2018

In a recent study of how millennials and the rising generation seek out meaning, it may surprise you to learn what is displacing organized religion in their lives.  “How We Gather,” a study by Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, researchers at Harvard Divinity School, found the most striking places they seek and find meaning … Continue reading Cafeteria Spirituality

Spiritual PTSD

June 27, 2018

I recently took another trip across Southern Wyoming, and at about Wamsutter the heavens opened as I pondered deeply the spiritual state of my friends of the rising generation.  I opened my sun-roof to allow my personal “heaven’s gate” to be open to my wandering mind. I had a couple of passengers, who looked upon … Continue reading Spiritual PTSD

Authenticity and Cheese

April 26, 2018

I love the realness of the younger generations; it is refreshing to see the unfiltered ways of a generation that values being their true-selves over the opinions of others.  This is often referred to as authenticity. Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying “Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.”  However, just being yourself is not … Continue reading Authenticity and Cheese

The Root of Values

February 15, 2018

Over the past few years I have had the honor of attending the worship services of many faiths – from various Christian groups to Muslim and Jewish groups, to groups that claim spirituality without a specified denominational affiliation. The sincerity and conviction of each group I’ve spent time with is authentic.  Clearly, all are believers—all … Continue reading The Root of Values

What About Kindness

December 15, 2017

As I spend time with the 20 and 30-somethings and the newer generations, I am truly mesmerized by their emboldened character traits.  I love these generations for so many things; their desire to make a difference, non-judgmental attitudes, nomad traits—going anywhere to find the tribe that can support their passions, and shaping their own fabrics … Continue reading What About Kindness

Spiritual Exercises

July 20, 2017

One of my millennial sons has introduced me to some meditations.  I have always considered myself a person who finds peace in solace; always trying to connect to the “Gods” and to discover a sense of contentment beyond the nearest bag of Cheetos and a cold diet Pepsi.  This innate desire of connecting is most … Continue reading Spiritual Exercises