The world is overflowing with the idea of fertility and generations. From the beginning of human history, one of God’s first directives to His people was to be “fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). From a physical point of view, that means, “have sex and make babies.” God’s creation reflects this theme through every living being. The survival and legacy of any living thing, be they animal or plant, is seen in its ability to reproduce: butterflies must lay eggs and bear caterpillars, sheep must bear lambs, trees produce seeds and seedlings. This is portrayed all the way down to the microscopic world.

Where do significant, world-changing ideas come from? Generally, you’ll find that most of the ideas you’ve been influenced by did not find their source in organizations or books. Rather they have been passed on from generation to generation through people.

Welcome to my blog! I’m going to begin by posting around the theme of my personal calling in life: investing in the lives of others, especially the next generation.

I am currently reading Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak. It’s a very good read on the topic of vocation and calling. He speaks of the idea that calling is not something we attempt to achieve, but a gift we are to receive.  He encourages us to observe our life and listen to what it tells us about who we are and what our God-given passions are.