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A Word from the President: Every Day is Thanksgiving

I was traveling on an out of the way road recently and came upon an old country church that had this on a sign out front: “Every day is Thanksgiving.” I never really thought about it that way, but these are true words. I actually made a wrong turn, lost my way, and drove past the church by accident. These words lifted my spirit because I had experienced some disappointments just prior to seeing … [Read more...]

A Word from the President: Nourish Your Soul This Summer

We are living in a fast-paced world, and it is more important than ever to have an outlet that allows us to “de-stress” from the demands of daily life. Taking the stress out of life, if we allow ourselves the opportunities to do that, can happen in a number of ways. For some of us, this comes in the form of a hobby or an activity that nourishes the soul with positivity and creativity. Anything … [Read more...]

A Word from the President: Cultivating Gratitude

Can you remember the last time you expressed feelings of gratitude? With all of life’s demands and distractions, pausing once every day to say “thank you” to your friends, loved ones and neighbors can come as an afterthought, but you’ll be surprised at how much this small habit can improve your daily outlook and attitude. Sharing the reasons you are thankful and making them known can make a … [Read more...]

A Word from the President- Overcoming Fear in Business

October is here and Halloween is just around the corner. Just as it exists on Halloween night, fear is also present in the business world. According to the National Federation of Independent Business’s Small Business Economic Trends report released this past August, business owners are most worried about taxes, government requirements and red tape, quality of labor and poor sales. You won’t always … [Read more...]

A Word From the President – Maintaining a Healthy Workforce

Everyone loves to talk about health. There are mobile apps to monitor food intake, stress levels, and exercise, and whole blogs dedicated to fitness and physical and mental health.  It can’t be denied however, that Americans spend most of the week working, not monitoring their well-being. According to Psychology Today, the average American spends 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime. If we … [Read more...]

A Letter From Our President About the Joys of Summer

The Joys of Summer By: Alvin Loewenberg After experiencing a spring season with record-breaking rainfall in the south-central states of the country, it is time to prepare for what is sure to be another scorching summer in south Texas. I am amazed that it has gotten so hot and humid already! As you plan out your days, remember that the hottest time of the day is often during the late afternoon. … [Read more...]

A Letter on Happiness from Our President

The Greatest Gift By Alvin Loewenberg Happiness, however it finds us, is a much needed part of life. It feeds us, heals us, opens us to others and to the world, inspires us, and gives us hope and promise. It is the greatest gift that will ever come our way, and we cannot live and thrive without it. I have had wonderful fulfillment in my work at Morningside Ministries. I know that we are … [Read more...]