Just had a meeting this past week with Nameless Collective. I’m excited to be working with them – they are full of fun, creativity, and love. Keep your eyes open.
Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the unfolding events in Japan and similar situations around the world as well. If you are reading this, it means you have the luxury of time, safety, and resources to spend time on the internet. Please take a moment to think about those who are less fortunate – those who have seen their houses destroyed, or those who are unable to locate their families. Whether it be through GoodPoint Media’s shirt sale or on your own directly to a charity of your choice, please find it in your heart to share some of the blessings in your life with those who are less fortunate.
GoodPoint is now selling shirts to support those in need. All profits will go directly to World Vision, a world-wide charity organization currently on the ground serving those in Japan and around the world. In ordering these shirts, $500 has already gone directly to Freeset, an organization which helps free women from the sex-trade in India and give them jobs, healthcare, and most of all their dignity back after years on the streets.
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INHERITANCE seeks to promote unity among Asian American Christians through written reflection and discussion on issues relevant in our communities and churches.
Our hope is that Asian American Christians will be able to find commonality in the struggle for clarity and coherence in our identities, and thus, will take up the responsibilities that come with greater realization of whoGod created us to be.
David wrote a psalm which describes the person who loves both God and his neighbor. It also speaks pointedly of friendship. Psalm 15 summarizes the characteristics of the true friend.
Friends “speak the truth from their heart [and] do not slander with their tongue.”
Friends “do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors.”
Friends “stand by their oath even to their hurt.”
Friends “do not lend money at interest.”
Friendship is love expressed in acceptance and commitment. It is acceptance of another person and commitment to another person regardless of the consequences. Friendship is not a flippant relationship. It is consistent and unfailing love. It is being there when you’re needed and making no excuses. To be a true friend is to be a person someone can count on.
UC Berkeley recently published an article on their website about serving others. It’s pretty interesting. From this article, there are definitely some pluses to serving, however I do believe that we should be able to serve each other regardless of what the outcome is from us.
“Nice guys finish last,” the saying goes—but not according to a recent study, which finds that serving others might be linked to personal and professional success.
The study, published in the Journal of Career Assessment, investigated the relationship between students’ motivation to help others and their career paths. Researchers Ryan D. Duffy and Trisha L. Raque-Bogdan measured how motivated 265 undergraduates were to serve others and found that students with greater motivation had more optimism about their career, greater ability to adapt to new tasks and working environments, and less indecision about their careers
What’s more, their results suggest that the motivation to serve others may actually cause career optimism, not the other way around.
Duffy and Raque-Bogdan speculate that thinking about the altruistic aspects of one’s work may help young adults become more motivated and focused as they approach their careers. “It may be that viewing one’s career, in part, as a way to make a difference in society gives students added drive to meet their future career goals,” they write.
Based on their findings, the researchers recommend that people advising young adults should encourage them to think about the “pro-social” dimension to their career choices, considering how their careers can help others in addition to themselves.
“As a primary goal for many college-level career counselors is to help students make a particular career decision,” they write, “encouraging an exploration of the pro-social components of one’s career may be a fruitful process.”
(via UC Berkeley)