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Practical neighbor-to-neighbor expresions of God's love.
Ramblings and insights from a faith-based non-profit executive director at NeighborLink Fort Wayne wrestling in the tension of living missionally.

NeighborLink encourages practical, neighbor-to-neighbor expressions of God’s love through knowing and serving one another in the name of community.

Visit us at www.nlfw.org or email me at andrew@nlfw.org

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  • July 23, 2014 4:05 pm

    "Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you’ve got, and fix it along the way."

    — Paul Arden (via creativesomething)

  • February 20, 2014 9:13 pm

    Seeking Fulfillment

    anonymousmentor:

    There has been this anti-corporate, anti-establishment, anti-anything organized that has power over you movement through out history. It’s always been in human nature to rebel, to question authority but there seems to be a rapid increase of a certain kind of distrust and dislolyalty arrising. If…

  • January 16, 2014 9:28 am

    I’ve Moved My Thoughts

    I moved away from the Tumblr blog platform last fall and joined this blog to my personal website. An excise in simplicity for me. You’ve not missed much if you’ve wondered as I’m in the middle of grad school and don’t have a lot of mental space to write on things I find that interesting. 

    However, if you want to tag along, you can find my thoughts over at 

    www.andrew-hoffman.com

  • November 24, 2013 9:46 pm

    "It seems nearly impossible for us to believe that any good can come from powerlessness. In this country of pioneers and self-made people, in which ambition is praised from the first moment we enter school until we enter the competitive world of free enterprise, we cannot imagine that any good can come from giving up power or not even desiring it. The all-pervasive conviction in our society is that power is good and that those possessing it can only desire more of it."

    ANONYMOUS MENTOR

  • August 9, 2013 8:49 am
    Today is the last day for our summer interns. They have been just what we needed and have brought much needed energy to our org. We pray for their futures. Thanks everyone or your hard work, open minds, an great attitudes. View high resolution

    Today is the last day for our summer interns. They have been just what we needed and have brought much needed energy to our org. We pray for their futures. Thanks everyone or your hard work, open minds, an great attitudes.

  • July 24, 2013 10:30 am
    We are scraping paint today and thinking about NL projects. Projects like these make us wonder why anyone would ever take on our projects. We are often asked to do things for others that we often don’t want to do for ourselves. The challenges of helping others are many, but our volunteers continue to surprise us. View high resolution

    We are scraping paint today and thinking about NL projects. Projects like these make us wonder why anyone would ever take on our projects. We are often asked to do things for others that we often don’t want to do for ourselves. The challenges of helping others are many, but our volunteers continue to surprise us.

  • July 19, 2013 12:52 pm
    Our resident “maker” @asmakin has been hard at work getting our 3 Rivers Raft Race ready for tomorrow’s event in downtown #fortwayne View high resolution

    Our resident “maker” @asmakin has been hard at work getting our 3 Rivers Raft Race ready for tomorrow’s event in downtown #fortwayne

  • July 3, 2013 2:00 pm

    On Killing Great Ideas

    I’ve had to kill a few great ideas lately and it always sucks. These ideas have been a culmination of a few years of learning from what works and what doesn’t. They were great ideas, but ultimately had bad timing. You may even question at this point whether it was a good idea or not, and you’d be right in asking that question.

    However, it’s hard to kill them when you’ve invested time and resources into their development, and even got the right people on board to execute them. The tough calls in leadership must be made and ultimately those ideas have to be put aside.

    The great hope in killed ideas is that there are elements of that idea you can hold onto or adapt to another area or idea you’re working on. In your frustration, be careful not to give up completely and let the often overwhelming thought of, “What’s next?” take over and loose your focus.