Effective Stewardship

A 2015 study by Microsoft revealed the human attention span currently lasts just eight seconds — down from 12 in the year 2000. Meanwhile, the attention span of a goldfish is nine! Could it be our fixation on technology? Ever feel like you hardly recognize our...

Did you know a DVD of “Apollo 13” was responsible for the demise of Blockbuster? The concept for what would become Netflix actually came to Reed Hastings when he was forced to pay $40 in overdue fines for the video he’d forgotten to return. That...

Have you ever flown through a turbulent storm, surrounded by dark clouds and lightning? It can be alarming to realize you’re completely at the mercy of the pilot and elements. But that’s exactly why pilots are trained to use instrumentation. If a pilot flew by...

While children have historically snubbed vegetables, a recent Washington Post article suggests convincing kids to eat their greens may be easier than ever. After analyzing plate waste data from nearly 8,500 students, researchers at Texas A&M University found at least one variable between whether or...

One technology company – determined to give Apple® a run for its money – took out a full-page ad announcing the release of their spectacular new computer. The bold headline promised, “The personal computer with expandable memory, advanced peripherals and comprehensive software, so it will...

The Australian Army began recruiting dogs to track alongside soldiers during the Vietnam War. Journalist and veteran Peter Haran says he owes his life to one such dog — Caesar. In August 1967, Caesar and Haran were leading a team of men when the dog...

Researchers at Texas A&M University recently analyzed plate waste data from nearly 8,500 students, and found one main variable between whether or not children would eat veggies: what else was on their plate. These findings suggest adults who want their children to eat more healthy greens should...

In response to an online request for real stories about generosity, a woman wrote “Today, I watched a teenage boy help an elderly woman with a cane onto the city bus I was riding. He was so careful with her, assisting her every step of...

Millions watch ABC’s “Shark Tank” each week. They’re drawn by the creativity, innovation and stories each aspiring entrepreneur brings with them - many including business failures and personal loss. These stories strike a chord with the panel of “shark” investors because they know what it...

“Some questions we’ll probably never have answered this side of heaven. Why isn’t ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds? Or, how does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?” (Excerpt from Leadership Journal and Christian Reader.) While these questions are tongue-in-cheek,...