Staying The Course

Listen to “Staying the Course” by Fred Smith   Several years ago I read an article using research to illustrate how the brain reacts to gain and loss. It seems the amount of [...]

Hands Off

Listen to “Hands Off” by Fred Smith   For me, as someone having founded and co-founded several organizations, few things are more satisfying than spending time with men and women [...]

Rise Up

Listen to “Rise Up” by Fred Smith   My father had a life removed from us that we knew little about until we were grown. It was only a few years before he died that I understood [...]

The Work Of Our Hands

Listen to “The Work of our Hands” by Fred Smith   For two summers as a student I took a job in a canning factory. For nine hours every day I stood on a hard concrete floor beside [...]

A Peace Profound

Listen to “A Peace Profound” by Fred Smith   I think it was long-time Chaplain of the Senate Dick Halverson who said, “In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and [...]

Our Secret Inquietude

Listen to “Our Secret Inquietude” by Fred Smith   After my father died we were sorting through his papers and found a stock certificate for 100 worthless shares. They were all [...]

Burn The Bridge

Listen to “Burn the Bridge” by Fred Smith Shortly before the pilot announced we were making our final descent into Colorado Springs, a young man walked down the aisle to my seat and [...]

Unreasonable People

Listen to “Unreasonable People” by Fred Smith Almost every time I read about a major foundation tackling another global problem I have two responses. The first is, “Go get ‘em tiger” [...]

Dirty Money

Listen to “Dirty Money” by Fred Smith   The destructive power of a hurricane when it makes landfall is often multiplied by the spawning of numerous tornadoes from the outer [...]

The New Chefs

Julia and Paul Child were living in Paris in 1959 when they first heard something called “television” was becoming popular in the States. After reading an article about the horrifying effects of [...]