By Adam Coles
Many people in life are searching everyday for the right opportunities to take advantage of. Many opportunities come and past our way. However, when they come, the question is, “Do we know how to identify them when they are present before us?”
In my case, I have done so by deciding to go to London! The thought of London drew so much excitement and expectation on what I could learn to expand my future and career development. Having been from London for several weeks now, I have been able to imagine how to increase the value that I bring to my surrounding spaces that I am involved in now. This has enabled me to write and plan what it is that I consider doing. Just a small increase in the way that my trip to London has influenced my thinking has enabled me to see how I can make an impact rather than simply living.
By Tiffany Brooks
My research/business partner and I met with one of our first partnership organizations this month, however the challenge has been in finding the balance between every day responsibilities and managing the organization that I am currently building. It can be challenging juggling so many things and trying to identify what is and is not a priority. Before starting this work, I had no idea of the direction I was headed in and quite frankly nothing made sense. My responsibilities have begun to increase as a student, a minister, a friend, and a family member. Often creating tension between determining what to say no to as well as understanding that every opportunity is not a good opportunity, I am however optimistic about what lies ahead especially because we have been making great strides towards developing more creative ways to bridging the gap(s) between churches and their community education spaces.
By Mark Bacolod
Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they will be filled."
When I think of this past week at the San Antonio Learning Lab, one thought comes to mind as I settle back into my normal patterns of life: Spiritual Hunger. If there's one thing I've noticed this past week among the social entrepreneurs I've come across it's that their spiritual hunger for Christ is met when their experience with Christ and their experiments fueled by passion intersect. I've spent time this week reflecting and pondering if that's where you find your calling.